Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri Apr 14 11:02:35 UTC 2000


I guess I started it.

Definition: Word learned as a kid.

Standard terminology: A lexical item acquired during one's childhood, i.e.,
during the formation of his or her vernacular.

Hmmmm. I kind of like "kid word."


>The expression "kid-word" keeps showing up in recent exchanges. Please
>1) Definition?
>2) Is this a standard category in linguistics?
>Bernie Kane

Dennis R. Preston
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