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Language Perhaps “the jewel in the crown of cognition”
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Language in the brain s Broca’s area: speech production s Wernicke’s area: comprehension b (book p. 81)
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Language in the brain s Broca’s Aphasia Broca's Aphasia.flv s Wernicke’s Aphasia Wernicke's Aphasia.flv
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Properties of language s Symbolic representation b Arbitrariness: no inherent connection between symbols and their referents b Flexibility: new words, new meanings, new grammar s Generativity b Infinite new sentences are possible s Organizational rules b Grammar: how to combine linguistic symbols in meaningful, orderly ways
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Properties of language s Generativity: a simple “language device”: up the street limped feminists dirty innumerable In due course across the bridge danced octogenarians unscrupulous twenty-two Cunningly through the tunnel darted lawyers bald a great many Fortunately over the hill crawled boys naked a few Carefully down the road skipped duchesses laughing the Reluctantly from behind the trees fled dalmations blue-blooded some Amazingly
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course PSYCH 2 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '04 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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