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1 Language Development Understanding language, Communicating and Talking Lecture 7 Outline s What is language? s The process of language acquisition s Preverbal communication s Speech perception and understanding s Speech production s Theoretical views of language development What is Language? Language: a form of communication consisting of a system of sounds, words, meanings, and rules for their combination Interaction Expression Organize relay information Learning What is Language? Communicative competence: The ability to convey thoughts, feelings and intentions in an organized way that sustains and regulates human interactions Language comprehension: understanding what others say (or sign or write) Language production: actually speaking (or signing or writing) to others The Components of Language s Phonology: the system of sounds in a language s Phonemes - the smallest sound units of a language s Rules for putting phonemes together s Rules of intonation The Components of Language s Phonology: the system of sounds in a language s Semantics: Rules that determine the meaning of words s Syntax: Rules that determine the combination of words and their arrangement in a sentence s Pragmatics: Social rules of communicating language effectively
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course PSC 140 taught by Professor Lagatutta during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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Lect+7.+6+slides+per+page - Lecture 7 Outline Language...

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