Language - Language and Thought Chapter 7 Language and...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–10. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Language and Thought Chapter 7 Language and Communication: Nothing’s More Personal
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Honeybee communication Honeybees communicate about the location of food waggle dance indicates the direction and distance of food from the hive
Image of page 2
Vervet monkeys have 3 different warning calls that uniquely signal presence of main predators Uh oh, it’s a leopard! Let’s climb that tree!
Image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Human language: Complex May have evolved from signaling systems used by other species, however; Most humans can express wider range of ideas and concepts Humans use words to refer to intangibles (e.g., democracy) Humans use language to name, categorize and describe when we think Influences how knowledge is organized in our brain.
Image of page 4
Language and Communication Language A system for communicating with others using signals that convey meaning and are combined according to rules of grammar The complex structure of human language phoneme morpheme phonological rules grammar morphological rules syntactical rules
Image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Language and Communication Language A system for communicating with others using signals that convey meaning and are combined according to rules of grammar The complex structure of human language Phoneme Smallest unit of sound that is recognizable as speech rather than as random noise ba, pa different languages use 12-85 English has about 40
Image of page 6
Language and Communication Language A system for communicating with others using signals that convey meaning and are combined according to rules of grammar The complex structure of human language Morpheme Smallest meaningful units of language Pa --> Pat Content morphemes: cat, dog, take Function morphemes: and, or, but
Image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Language and Communication Language A system for communicating with others using signals that convey meaning and are combined according to rules of grammar The complex structure of human language phonological rules A set of rules that indicate how phonemes can be combined to produce speech sounds. l and r are distinguished in English, but not Japanese ts is an acceptable initial sound in German
Image of page 8
Language and Communication Language A system for communicating with others using signals that convey meaning and are combined according to rules of grammar The complex structure of human language morphological rules A set of rules that indicate how morphemes can be combined to form words.
Image of page 9

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 10
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern