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Semantic Relationships

Two-Word Semantic Relationships Example
Agent + action Mommy come
Action + object Throw ball
Action + locative Sit chair
Entity + locative Doggie floor
Possessor + possession Mommy coat
Attribute + entity Silly mommy
Demonstrative + entity This kitty
Three-Word Semantic Relationships Example
Agent, action, + object Jason eat cookie
Agent, action, + locative Daddy sit chair
Agent, object, + locative Katie ball floor
Action, object, + locative Pull wagon grass

Based on Brown (1973)

Brown, R. (1973). A first language: The early stages. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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