The occurrence of idioms in the emotion lexicon of children

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This paper reports on two studies on the development of the emotion lexicon ofGerman-speaking children in the age range from five to ten. Study 1 is based ona production task using picture stories to elicit the participants’ emotion lexicon.Study 2 involves a perception task in which participants are asked to sortseveral idiomatic and non-idiomatic lexical expressions for anger, fear, and joywith respect to similarity of meaning and intensity. While Study 1 verifies thatidioms only occur from the fourth-grade on, Study 2 provides evidence for anearlier occurrence of idioms. In addition, the analysis points to major changescaused by the integration of idioms into the emotion lexicon of children.


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