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Unformatted text preview: language (for both spoken and signed languages) SEMANTICS system by which we assign meaning to morphemes SYNTAX system of rules that governs how we combine words to form grammatical sentences- e.g. in English adjectives come before nouns IMAGE A mental representation of a sensory experience CONCEPT a mental category for classifying objects, people, experiences ..example categories: dogs, books, houses PROTOTYPE according to Rosch, a mental image containing the most typical features of a concept LINGUISTIC RELATIVITY The idea that the language a person speaks largely determines the nature of that person's thoughts (Whorf)...
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- Fall '08