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I. Language A. Structure: what is a language? B. Evolution: where does language come from? C. Physiology: how does the brain “do” language? II. What is language? A. A tool for communication. B. Expresses semantic content. 1. Languages have grammatical structure a. Ex. The spy saw the cop with binoculars How many meanings? 2 Expressed with language trees Language structure III. Languages are Special A. Grammatical structure B. Precise semantic content C. Productivity 1. Generativity through recursion a. Ex. The man is tall. I think that the man is tall. She thinks that I think that the man is tall. IV. “Natural” Language A. Languages come naturally. B. Children can learn language without specifically being taught. C. Languages can be learned without negative examples.  D. Language Evolution 1.Are there non-human languages? 2. No animal language because…
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