Re: English words in English

Allen Gardner (gardner@UNR.EDU)
Fri, 30 Aug 1996 13:52:52 -0700

Can anyone on this list tell me where the figure comes from for the
average size if the vocabulary of a 6-year old?

I have heard everything from 1,000 to 6,000 but I will remain skeptical
until someone cites a credible source. Ditto for the average size of an
adult vocabulary.

Allen Gardner
University of Nevada Reno