I run a graduate student research workshop for students in the linguistics and psychology departments here at Harvard. We did a segment on word-learning. One of our guest-speakers started her presentation by pointing out that the field often things of word learning as learning nouns, despite the fact that there are many other types of words that probably have to be learned differently.
The experiments at the Cognition & Language Laboratory have been guilty of this oversight (this one for example). I’m happy to say that this flaw has been rectified. Late last week I posted the GorpTest, in which you can try to learn new verbs.
I’ll be writing more on this topic in the near future. In the meantime, please participate.