maya pych 6 - Psychology Review: Language and Thought...

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Psychology Review: Language and Thought Cognitive Revolution (1950s) – MIT conference; cognitive perspective “reborn” Herbert Simon – believed that functions of the brain can be mimicked by computer Noam Chomsky – believed in language acquisition and the Nativist theory George Miller – people have seven chunks of info. to contain at one time cognition – thinking and mental processes phonemes – smallest units of speech morphemes – smallest units of speech with meaning semantics – meaning of words syntax – how words are arranged—grammar babbling stage – repetitive use of one syllable receptive vocabulary – what the baby comprehends (usually greater than productive) productive vocabulary – what the baby produces fast mapping – children are exposed to a word one time and immediately know meaning over extension – baby describes everything using one word under extension - baby describes everything more narrowly telegraphic speech – getting message across with few words
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course PYSCHOLOGY 1101 taught by Professor Cameronmiller during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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