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Language PSY 323 Dr. Lewandowski 4-2-08
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Speech & Language Ability to produce sounds for communication Language is instinctive ; hard-wired Sounds form phonemes: speech sound in simplest form and then morphemes: grouping of phonemes, part or whole word Morphemes make words & then sentences Written communication (read, write) is learned Use language to label, categorize (concepts), mimic & sequence 6000 languages and all show syntax and grammar Once we label an object; the mapping is automatic
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Broca’s & Wernickes Broca;s Aphasia- motor loss, to area 44, 45… they cannot speak language, they understand but have trouble speaking: (Expressive) Frontal Lobe Wernicke’s Area- Temporal Lobe damage, aphasia of receptive language, cannot understand language, can speak but cant understand what is said to them If you damage middle cerebral artery you can get both Aphasia’s listed above….
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Language Right hemisphere- prosody (sing-song nature of language): gives meaning to our words through tone and inflection
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