chapter 9

chapter 9 - Term Definition language a form of...

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Term: language Definition: a form of communication, whether spoken, written, or signed, that is based on a system of symbols Term: infinite generativity Definition: the ability to produce an endless number of meaningful sentences using a finite set of words and rules Term: phonology Definition: the sound system of a language - includes the sounds used an how they may be combined Term: Morphology Definition: units of meaning involved in word formation Term: syntax Definition: the ways words are combined to form acceptable phrases and sentences
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Term: semantics Definition: the meanings of words and sentences Term: pragmatics Definition: the appropriate use of language in different contexts Term: telegraphic speech Definition: the use of short, precise words without grammatical markers such as articles, auxilary verbs,and other connectives Term: fast mapping Definition: a process that helps to explain how young children lean the connection between a word and its referent so quickly Term: metalinguistic awareness Definition: knowledge about language
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