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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/6/09 Linguistics 101 Language Acquisition 10/6/09 The Challenge of Language Acquisition What do children know when they know a language? Str uctural basics: Phonetic inventor y Phonology Mor phology: Syntax 10/6/09 The Bar r iers to Acquisition Plat os Problem: pover ty of stimulus Children dont get enough language input t o explain ever ything they lear n. They know things theyve heard examples of, and they know that other things are ungrammatical without having been told so. Degraded input 10/6/09 Early Theor ies I mitation Theor y: Basic idea: children lear n by imitating what they hear from the adults around them. Problems: Children produce novel utt erances. They do not have the same grammar as adults. They resist imitating adults. Analogy Theor y: 10/6/09 I nnateness Hypothesis Chomskys Solution: Universal Grammar (UG): Old version: a list of all the possible r ules of all human languages....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course LING 101 taught by Professor Nicholson during the Fall '08 term at University of Delaware.

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