Cognitive.Language Development

Cognitive.Language Development - What Is Language? How...

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Language Development § What Is Language? § How Language Develops § Biological and Environmental
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Defining Language Form of communication, whether spoken, written, or signed, based on system of symbols. Infinite Generativity: Ability to produce an endless number of meaningful sentences using a finite set of words and rules What is Language?
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Language’s Rule Systems What is Language? Phonology Morphology Syntax Sound system of language; how the sounds are used and combined – phoneme is smallest unit of sound morphemes are units of meaning involved in word formation Ways words are combined to form acceptable phrases and sentences Semantics Meanings of words and sentences Pragmatics Appropriate use of language in context; can be very complex
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How Language Develops Infancy Early Childhood Middle and Late Childhood Adolescence Adulthood and Aging
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Infancy Babbling, gestures, and other vocalizations: Crying - from birth Cooing - 1 to 2 months Babbling - around 6 months Gestures - 8 to 12 months Recognizing Language Sounds: ‘Citizens of the world’ How Language Develops
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Infancy Two-Word Utterances: Begins between 18 to 24 months Child relies heavily on gesture, tone, context Telegraphic speech- U se of short and precise words without grammatical markers. How Language Develops
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Understanding Phonology and Morphology: Children know morphological rules- Plural and possessive forms of nouns Third-person singular and past-tense verbs Children abstract rules and apply them to novel situations- Sometimes over generalize rules Understanding Syntax: Preschoolers learn and apply syntax rules. Children show growing mastery of complex rules for how words
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2314 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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