{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

LangAcq - Language Acquisition Linguistics 101 The...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/6/09 Linguistics 101 Language Acquisition
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
10/6/09 The Challenge of Language Acquisition What do children know when they know a language? Structural basics: Phonetic inventory Phonology Morphology: Syntax
Background image of page 2
10/6/09 The Barriers to Acquisition Plato’s Problem: poverty of stimulus Children don’t get enough language input to explain everything they learn. They know things they’ve heard examples of, and they know that other things are ungrammatical without having been told so. “Degraded input” The language “signal” that children hear is not
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
10/6/09 Early Theories Imitation Theory: Basic idea: children learn by imitating what they hear from the adults around them. Problems: Children produce novel utterances. They do not have the same grammar as adults. They “resist” imitating adults. Analogy Theory:
Background image of page 4
10/6/09 Innateness Hypothesis Chomsky’s Solution: Universal Grammar (UG): Old version: a “list” of all the possible rules of all human languages.
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}