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Unformatted text preview: March 7, 2008 [ P s y c h o lo g y ] Blocks Description Example Phonemes The smallest unit of sound that make up every language P in pansy Morphemes The smallest unit that carry meaning; they are created by combining phonemes Un-think-able Grammar A system of rules used to generate acceptable language that enables us to communicate with and understand others They were in my psychology class Syntax A system of rules of putting words in order I am happy Semantics A system of using words to create meaning I went out on a limb for you Prelinguistic Stage cooing (2 -3 months), babbling (4 6 months) Linguistic stage end of their first year Overextension Overly broad use of a word to include objects that do not fit the words meaning Telegraphic speech Two- or three- word sentences of young children that contain only the most necessary words (grandma go bye-bye?)most necessary words (grandma go bye-bye?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at TAMU Intl..
- Spring '08