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Psyc 1101 Language, Motivation, and Emotion (mostly Language) July 13, 2010
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Class Outline What are the formal properties of language? How do we extract meaning from language? How do infants learn language? Language Acquisition Device ______________________________ Motivation Emotions Exams handed back
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Language is very difficult to put into words. – Voltaire Language I don't believe in curses. You make your own destination. – Manny Ramirez I don’t know man…I guess I’m gonna fade into Bolivian – Mike Tyson
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2 Goals of Language: Comprehension and Fluency Verbal Comprehension Hear sounds Group into words Group words into sentences Understand meaning Verbal Fluency Thought/idea Create sentence Transform into sounds
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Formal Properties of Language Communicative Regularly Structured Structured on Multiple Levels Arbitrarily Symbolic
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Language is Arbitrarily Symbolic VS. Duck
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Half gray horse, half giant eagle, Buckbeak’s fierce orange eye flashed at the sight of them…Buckbeak bent his scaly front knees and allowed Hermione to rush forward and strokes his feathery neck” Language is Arbitrarily Symbolic Hippogriff -Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Properties of Language Communicative Regularly Structured Structured on Multiple Levels Arbitrarily Symbolic Dynamic
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In: Webisode Waterboarding Emoticon Out: Cagastric Egrote Language is Dynamic
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Properties of Language Communicative Regularly Structured Structured on Multiple Levels Arbitrarily Symbolic Dynamic
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The Sounds of Language Consonants (3 relevant variables) -Place of articulation place in vocal tract where airflow is disrupted /b/ vs. /h/ -Manner of articulation how the airflow is disrupted tub vs. fine -Voicing when vocal cords vibrate /b/ in bat vs. /p/ in pat
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The Sounds of Language Vowels (2 variables) -Placement of mouth (front, center, or back) beet vs. bird vs. book -Tongue Position (high, middle, or low) bite vs. bird. vs. bode
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How Sounds Convey meaning?
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Phonemes Smallest unit of speech sound Around 40 in English (range from 11 – 100+) Different phonemes in different languages Tonal differences (Chinese) Aspirated vs. unaspirated “p” “put the paper cup to your lip” Thai [p h aa] (pin/puff) [paa] (spin/cup) clucking sound (Xhosa - South Africa) !x !q !c Sentence Phrase Word Morpheme Phoneme
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Stats about Phonemes Speech is spoken at 10 phonemes per second. We can understand up to 16 phonemes per second. McGurk Effect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFPtc8BV http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=jtsfidRq2tw
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Smallest unit that signals meaning un, far, be prefixes, suffixes, roots -es, -ist, ad- Organization is important e.g. s team = steam or teams 50,000-80,000 = Lexicon Morphemes Sentence Phrase Word Morpheme Phoneme
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Words Combinations of one or more morphemes specific rules: » -ed for past tense, but lots of exceptions ( lifted vs. goed ) Several hundred thousand
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2010 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Tomhutcheon during the Summer '10 term at Georgia Tech.

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