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Language and Communi - Chapter 8 Language and Communication November 4 and 9 2010 Infant Development Fall 2010 The Components of Language Phonology

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1 Language and Communication November 4 and 9, 2010 Infant Development, Fall 2010 Chapter 8 The Components of Language Phonology: Sound patterns of a language Semantics: Study of word meanings and combinations Grammar: Structure of language Pragmatics: Understanding the various purposes of language Theories
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2 Theories of Development _____________: Reinforcement and imitation • Operant conditioning • Social learning theory • Individuals repeat combinations that are modeled and reinforced and suppress those that are not Theories of Development _________: Innate ability to acquire language • Humans are prewired to learn language using a ____________________________________ • Children across the world seem to be interested in language and acquire it easily Critical period issue and Genie Critical Periods and Language
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3 Early Language Comprehension Facilitating Language Development • Introduction of objects, redirect attention • Playing nonverbal games and using simplified speech • Use of ________________________________ • Techniques including expansion, recasting Preverbal Communication • Intentional gesturing is apparent around _____________________________ months • Continues to be used until language is well established around twenty-four months _____________________________________ : Benefits are mixed! Some studies show larger vocabularies later, others show only short- term changes that are not maintained
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4 Early Language Comprehension __________________________________: Linguistically meaningful categories that signal differences in words through combinations of
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH 110D taught by Professor Angelaluwoski during the Winter '10 term at UC Irvine.

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Language and Communi - Chapter 8 Language and Communication November 4 and 9 2010 Infant Development Fall 2010 The Components of Language Phonology

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