Lecture Notes--Intro

Lecture Notes--Intro - Introductory Chapter 1.0 Language...

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Introductory Chapter 1.0 Language Knowledge: Competence and Performance Knowing language: having the capacity to produce sounds that signify certain meanings and to understand or interpret the sounds produced by others (normal-hearing individuals) Language knowledge is comprised of the following components: i) Knowledge Sounds and Sound System: Phonetic and Phonology ii) Knowledge of Word Structure/Formation: Morphology iii) Knowledge of Phrase & Sentence Structure: Syntax iv) Knowledge of Meaning and Language Context: Semantics and Pragmatics Fundamental Aspect of Language: form-meaning connection there is a sign/label (string of sounds/gesture) “cat” there is this thing/concept in the world that is furry, meows, has a tail, etc **the matching of that language-specific label to the concept is ARBITRARY (no logical/meaningful connection) THE CONCEPT/ENTITY is universal (the thing that meows, is furry, etc) THE SIGN is language-specific (“cat”, “chat”, “gato”, etc.) -there may be a meaningful connection for hearing individuals who express a concept in
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Lecture Notes--Intro - Introductory Chapter 1.0 Language...

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