Assig_6_2011W_key#6

Assig_6_2011W_key#6 - Score: _ out of 8 (= 16 points 2)...

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Score: _____ out of 8 (= 16 points ÷ 2) LINGUISTICS 1: ASSIGNMENT 6 Name: KEY TA: Section: 1. (4 points) Stages of acquisition. Here are transcripts of videos showing Melissa at two stages of acquisition. In particular they illustrate a big change in her ability to recite a children’s song. You can see the videos at http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/schuh/lx001/PDF_files/Assig_6_Q1.html 2 years, .5 months. “Phonetic” using English spelling Meaning Melissa in front of baby seat that plays music. Melissa: ( to Grandpa ) Member dis ? Grandpa: I DO remember it. M: Misic … misic time … misic .… misic . Starts music playing. M: Ee-eet spider ± n down rain ! G: Mhm. M: Ee-eet spider ± n down rain ! ± K ? G: OK! Examines a toy haning on the seat . M: See . Misic . G: Play the music. Let ± s hear it play music. Does it play music? M: Nope ! … Not working . Clicks some button . M: Oh ! I fixed it . M: (Do you) remember this? M: Music … music time … music … music. M: Eentsy-weentsy spider and down (came the) rain. M: Eentsy-weentsy spider and down (came the) rain. OK? M: (Let’s) see. … Music. M: Nope! … (It’s) not working. M: Oh! I fixed it. 2 years, 8 months. “Phonetic” using English spelling Meaning Intsy wintsy spider in uh ± duh spoud again, Down came duh rain an ± washed duh spiter out, Out came duh sun an ± dried u ± aw duh rain, An ± duh intsy wintsy spider in uh ± duh spout again. The eentsy-weentsy spider went up the spout again. [instead of up the water spout ] Down came the rain and washed the spider out. Out came the sun and dried up all the rain. And the eentsy-weentsy spider went up the spout again. (a) 2 years, .5 months. Melissa was still basically in the two-word stage, just moving into the telegraphic stage. Here are some two-word productions from Melissa’s speech. What categories do they fit from pages 89-90 in the APS course reader? Member dis? : action+affected Ee-eet spider : attribute+entity; Modifier+N Not working : negation
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Linguistics 1, Assignment 6, p. 2 (b) 2 years, 8 months. Melissa seems to have a pretty good understanding of the meaning of the song, that is, she actually understands the meanings of the lines. 1 Give TWO EXAMPLES where the language in “Eentsy Weentsy Spider” in (b) is closer to adult speech than the utterancs in (a). There are lots of candidates.
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