Exam III Review - ch8

Exam III Review - ch8 - Exam III Review Chapter 8 Language...

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Exam I I I Review Chapter 8 – Language and Thinking Phonemes – smallest individual unit sounds of a language o English has about 40 Morphemes – smallest combinations of phonemes o Kind of like syllables Syntax – correct ordering of words in a sentence Semantics – the meaning/interpretation of a word/sign/sentence/etc. Grammar – the study of sentence structure Pragmatics – cultural influences of language/phrasing/etc. Aphasia – disruption of language due to brain damage; “absence of language” o Broca’s Aphasia – damage to the brain structure involved in the use of syntax to produce and understand sentences o Wernicke’s Aphasia – damage to the brain structure involved in speech comprehension Conformation Bias – tendency to seek information that will confirm a rule, and not to seek information that is inconsistent to the rule Infant Stages of Language Development o Babbling o 1- and 2-word sentences o Forming sentences Nativism vs. Empiricism Theories on Language Development
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course PSY 1305 taught by Professor Rowatt during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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Exam III Review - ch8 - Exam III Review Chapter 8 Language...

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