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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 1/20/11 Chapter 2: Foundation of Verbal Language 1/20/11 COMM 107 Chapter 1 1/20/11 A system of human communication based on speech sounds used as arbitrary symbols. Origins Gestural Theory 1/20/11 COMM 107 Chapter 2 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 1/20/11 COMM 107 Chapter 3 Language instinct theory 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 1/20/11 COMM 107 Chapter 4 Language explosion theory 1/20/11 We select who will influence us...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course COMM 107 taught by Professor Gardner during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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