Object scope constraint- Is the assumption that words refer to whole objects and not just their parts ex.the
word dog refers to a entire dog and not just it's tail or ears.(Shaffer,et.al,2002).
Taxonomic constraint- Is the assumption that words lable categories of objects that share simmilar features.
ex. cat represents all furry four-legged creatures.
Lexical constraint- Is the assumption that every single word has a special meaning. ex.a calico is a type
Mutual Exclusivity- Is the assumption that each word represents a different meaning in a sentence. ex. in the
sentence the cat chased the mouse.A child can understand in this case, that cat and mouse are two separate entities
Another way children learn how to make meaningful sentences is through syntactical bootstrapping.
children use syntactical bootstrapping by anaylizing where a new word appears in a sentence.
Children usually are able to guess at whether new word refer to nouns or adjectives, depending on where
they are placed in a sentence.