Lecture 4 - 10/6/09 Lecture 4 Sarah Creel Episodic Memory...

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10/6/09 Lecture 4 Sarah Creel Episodic Memory 1.) Language Development in childhood. Star wars by a 3 year old. a. Attention to sound structure in infants 2.) Language a. Good narrative skills b. New words for new concepts “light up sword” c. Phoneme errors i. Erratic rpdocution of final L sound 1. Well wew ii. Sh s (siny guy, space sip iii. Th f (wifout seeing, darf vadar d. Verb forms over regularized (“blowed up”” e. Social phrases (he’ll get ya!) 3.) Topics: a. Language perception: kids can perceive but not necessarily produce. They hear correctly but just can’t reproduce 4.) 1 st year of development a. Innate auditory abilities govern categorization of speech b. Then, infants start sorting out which sounds of a particular language are meaningfully different. c. At the same time, infants begin building a covabulary of words (mainly sound- forms only, no meanings) d. By 10-12 months, infants say their first words. 5.) What ARE they thinking a. If they’re old enough, you can observe the sounds with prodice, words or sounds? b. …but what if they can’t talk i. Ask what they pay attention to. What seems interesting? ii. What seems new? iii. What means soemthing’s going to happen c. Headturn Preference Procedure : What seems intereting? i.
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Lecture 4 - 10/6/09 Lecture 4 Sarah Creel Episodic Memory...

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