Determining the Word Types Named by 36-71 month old Typically Developing Children and Error Analysis in Naming Tipik Gelişim Gösteren 36-71 Ay Arasındaki Çocukların Adlandırdığı Sözcük Türlerinin Belirlenmesi ve Hata Analizi

MAVİŞ İ., Tunçer A. M., Selvibalo S.

Milli Egitim, vol.53, no.241, pp.429-452, 2024 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 241
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.37669/milliegitim.1205186
  • Journal Name: Milli Egitim
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.429-452
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Vocabulary development is an important milestone of language development. It may be easy for mothers or caregivers at an early age to track the acquisition of a word in the child's vocabulary, but as word acquisition accelerates, it will become harder to take note of the new ones. Objective tests that provide information about vocabulary gain are also used in advanced ages. While applying these tests, participants are asked to name different types of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives etc.) by looking at the matching pictures. In this study, the words determined by Turkish Communication Development Inventory (CDI-TR), which evaluates the vocabulary development in children aged 8-36 months according to the parental reports was illustrated in pictures with clear mental image. The categories including 140 selected words belong to animals, vehicles, toys, food and drink, clothing, body parts, small household items, furniture, and rooms, outside of the house, people, action words, descriptive words, and location word categories. A total of 68 children with typical language development (TLD) participated in the study. The data collected from TLD children was examined in three different age groups (36-47; 48-59; 60-71 months) As a result, it is determined that the naming scores from all word categories increase with the age and the naming performances of the children groups differed significantly from each other. It was determined that children named nouns and actions more correctly than adjectives and other word types. The difference is observed in favor of the older age group in all the comparisons. The category age group named more words from was determined. Naming errors of children were analyzed and presented with examples.