Fast Mapping: Carey's & Bartlett's Study and the Relation to Extended Mapping


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Learning a new word after only one or two exposures to the word is an example of:

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1. Refining your knowledge of a word through multiple exposures is an example of:

2. _____ is a part of language acquisition and is learned very quickly in children.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on the amazing language acquisition characteristics of children, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of fast mapping. The quiz questions focus on topics such as the difference between fast mapping and extended mapping.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics the quiz focuses on are:

  • Differences between fast and extended mapping
  • What learning a new word after many exposures to it is called
  • The part of learning a language that children learn quickly
  • Examples of fast & extended mapping

Skills Practiced

These assessments will also allow you to practice:

  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as fast and extending mapping in children
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the part of language that children learn fast and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of fast mapping and extended mapping

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ability of children to grasp language so quickly, review the lesson entitled Fast Mapping: Carey's & Bartlett's Study and the Relation to Extended mapping. Once you've gone through the lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify the key component of language acquisition
  • Understand who pioneered research on fast mapping
  • Describe the importance of extended mapping to children
  • Appreciate the difference between extended and fast mapping