LING 115 Notes 4

LING 115 Notes 4 - 1/29/2008 11:04:00 AM Today's topic:...

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29/01/2008 14:04:00 Today’s topic: Learning a language is learning  rules Review: Children don’t learn language through imitation or correction Why are imitation and correction useless in teaching language “Learn” is the wrong word for what children do. They  acquire  a first language Knowledge of language It is a knowledge of vocabulary and rules of language Rules of language are unconscious, lawful, generalizations about patterns,  hypothesize by children as part of aquiring culture Tangent Decsription – (what children acuire) Perspective (taught in school) o Don’t split infinitive o Use whom o No dangling prepositions Acquiring knowledge of language You need  language instinct to tell you how to proceed Youre language instinct must be  “active”, because you are in the critical  period Acquiring a Language
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course LING 115g taught by Professor Silva-corvalan during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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LING 115 Notes 4 - 1/29/2008 11:04:00 AM Today's topic:...

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