General Psych 5

General Psych 5 - General Psych Syntax the rules for...

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General Psych Syntax – the rules for arranging words and symbols to form sentences or parts of sentences in a particular language Wernicke’s area – the left hemisphere region of the brain associated with the ability to understand speech; the ability to understand speech develops before the ability to speak, suggesting that Wernicke’s area develops before Broca’s Broca’s area – left hemisphere region associated with language production Babbling – sounds made as a result of the infant’s experimentation with a complex range of phonemes, which include consonants as well as vowels; starts around 5-6 months Critical period for language acquisition – begins in the first years of life and ends at about age 12; if haven’t learned to speak by then, never will Child-directed speech – changes in adult speech patterns – apparently universal – when speaking to young children or infants; characterized by higher pitch, changes in voice volume, use of simpler sentences, emphasis on the here and now, and use of emotion to communicate messages
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Sabin during the Fall '09 term at Saint Louis.

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