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Types of overextension


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Categorical overextension
The name for one member of a category is extended to all members of the category is extended to all members of the category e.g. Apple used for all round fruits.
Analogical overextension
A word for one object is extended to one in a different category; usually on the basis that it has some physical or functional extension e.g. Ball used for all round fruits.
Mismatch statements
One-word sentences that appear quite abstract; child makes a statement about one object in relation to another e.g. saying duck when looking at an empty pond.