Lec. 10 (2-9-2010) - 2/8/2010 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 1...

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Unformatted text preview: 2/8/2010 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 1 Language 2 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 1 Language 2 Language development (Based on the video Playing the Language Game) 2/8/2010 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 2 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 2 Language 2 How do children acquire language? A. Children are taught language by their parents and/or caregivers. B. Children pick up language by imitating the utterances of those around them. C. Language ability in children is innate, encoded in the DNA. 2/8/2010 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 3 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 3 Language 2 How do children acquire the ability to walk? A. Children are taught to walk by their parents and/or caregivers. B. Children pick up walking by imitating those around them. C. Walking ability in children is innate, encoded in the DNA. 2/8/2010 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 4 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 4 Language 2 How do children acquire the ability to play a musical instrument? A. Children are taught to play musical instruments by their parents and/or teachers B. Children pick up musical instrument playing by imitating the playing of those around them. C. Ability to play musical instruments in children is innate, encoded in the DNA. 2/8/2010 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 5 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 5 Language 2 1. Humans have general problem solving abilities that can be applied to the learning of all sorts of tasks, including language. This mechanism makes it possible for human children to learn language wholly through teaching and/or exposure. 2. The brain is differentiated into systems of special design and structure that are specified in our DNA, one of which is language. Language is not learned; it is completely built in like, for example, birdsong....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2010 for the course SOCIAL SCI 68100 taught by Professor Wright during the Winter '10 term at UC Irvine.

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Lec. 10 (2-9-2010) - 2/8/2010 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 1...

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