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Chapter+8+notes - Chapter 8 Language Language = symbols and...

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Chapter 8 Language Language = symbols and a system to combine them Inborn and every society has it Powerful learning tool Better the observation or conditioning 4 properties of language Symbols, structure, meaning, creative Displacement – not required but usually Structure – grammar syntax Can’t verbalize all the rules Adjective before noun Red Car Spanish Rio Grande Meaning – semantics Generativity – infinite # of combinations 26 letters 500,000 words Unlimited sentences Displacement – talk about that which is not physically present Surface vs deep structure Different sentences same meaning Mike built the house The house was build by Mike Same meanings Ambiguous sentences Police must stop drinking after midnight Forget surface remember deep Discourse, sentence, phrase, word, morpheme, phonemes Bottom up lines -> letters -> words -> ideas
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Top down – can make perceptual errors Speech segmentations – spaces in words
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '07 term at Bay State.

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Chapter+8+notes - Chapter 8 Language Language = symbols and...

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