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Unformatted text preview: i. The First Year 1. Babblings 2. One-word stage ii. The Second Year 1. Telegraphic speech 2. Overgeneralizing rules d. How is Language Acquired? i. Conditioning, Imitation, Rules ii. Biological Bases for Language Acquisition 1. Noam Chomsky 2. Critical/Sensitive period V. Thinking and Language a. Whorfian Hypothesis b. Linguistic relativity hypothesis/linguistic determinism c. Gender-biased language i. the masculine generic d. Bilingualism VI. Animal Thinking and Language a. Animal thinking i. Form concepts, show insight ii. Use tools, have customs iii. Theory of mind, deception b. Animal language i. Animals communicate ii. Apes and sign language iii. Language is a continuum...
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- Fall '07