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Click to edit Master subtitle style  1/20/11 Chapter 2: Foundation of  Verbal Language  COMM 107 Chapter  1
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 1/20/11 “A system of human communication based on  speech sounds used as arbitrary symbols.” Origins Gestural Theory  COMM 107 Chapter  2
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 1/20/11 Infants are born with linguistic skills Infants are not born with “blank slates” Infants have more developed linguistic skills than we  realize  COMM 107 Chapter  3 Language instinct theory
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 1/20/11 We build communication skills from the core of language  we develop early in life There is a critical period in childhood best suited for  language acquisition  Our communication patterns are influenced the most by  our moms, dads, older siblings, …or whoever talked to  us the most  COMM 107 Chapter  4 Language explosion theory
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 1/20/11 We select who will influence us
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