S10 Language - Language Development Definition of Language:...

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Language Development Definition of Language: In Textbook: System of communication in which words and their written symbols combine in various, regulated ways to produce an infinite number of messages Addition : Composed of Speech and Communication
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Language Development Dale Definition Language has to have displacement, meaning and productivity Displacement: Language that refers to objects that are not present Meaning: Use of given language consistently in a given context (setting) Productivity: Generativity or adding sounds to form new meaning
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Language Development:Structure Components of Language Phonology – system of sounds (phonemes ) Basic units of sound Can also be smallest unit that affects meaning
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Language Development:Structure Semantics – study of words meanings and combinations Bloom and Schlesinger Agent: Active instigator of action Object: What is acted upon Action: Behavior Location: Where is it happening
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Language Development:Structure Grammar – form and rules of language Syntax: Study of ways words are arranged Morphology: Study of the languages smallest units of meaning, the morpheme.
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Language Development:Structure Grammar Syntax: How words are combined to form sentences Examples of grammar: Phrase- structured, kernel sentences, case grammar Difficult in many cases to separate from semantics
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Language Development:Structure Grammar Morphology Part of word that conveys meaning without being able to be subdivided into smaller elements Examples of morphemes: prefixes, suffixes and root words.
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Language Development:Structure Brown (1973) measured language in terms of MLU (Mean Length of
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH20 taught by Professor Goldman during the Spring '09 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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