Study 1: Do children notice phonological
similarities between words?
Study 2: Is it easier to learn a word that sounds like many other words, or a word that sounds like few words?
In all studies, the lexical neighbors were constructed of CVC non-words that differed in the initial consonant, the vowel, or the final consonant of a prototype. All lists were controlled for word phonotactics, frequency, and their relation to English lexical neighborhoods.