"The Acquisition of Word Meanings: A Developmental Study",
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development,
Serial No. 51,
No. 1 (1950)
(Evanston, IL: Child Development Publications of the Society for
Research in Child Development, Northwestern University).
On reserve (in hard-copy format) at UGL.
Important and often cited, with lots of examples, but very long.
Important, often-cited studies that provide lists
of contextual clues to look for; good examples, too.
(1987), "Most Vocabulary is Learned from Context,"
in Margaret G. McKeown & Mary E. Curtis (eds.), The Nature of
Acquisition (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates): 89-105.
A computational study, but uses human informants, unlike our
Berwick, Robert C.
Word Meanings from Examples" [PDF],
David L. Waltz (ed.),
Advances in Natural Language Processing
(Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates):