InfantChildClass 3.21

InfantChildClass 3.21 - Language Development Language...

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Unformatted text preview: Language Development Language Development What Needs to Develop? Sequence of Development Theories of Language Development Language Development Acquisition of language- symbols symbols – Nature vs. Nurture- what is the extent to which language acquisition is made possible by abilities that are specialized for learning language? Sociocultural Context- research with children of different language communities and examining language acquisition differences Language Development Language comprehension – Language production- Characteristics of Language- 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Language Development Four Components of Language- 1. P honological Development – phonemes – ex. English Language 2. Semantic Development – morphemes – ex. “I” and “dogs” Language Development Four Components of Language- 3. Syntactic Development – Syntax – ex. “Mary likes Jack” vs “Jack likes Mary” 4. Pragmatic Development – metalinguistic knowledge Language Development Brain - Language Connection functional localization- hemispheric differences in language functioning Broca (1861)- observed language deficits in patients with various forms of brain injuries “we speak with the left hemisphere” Modern day thoughts - left-hemisphere specialization for language also comes from EEG studies greater electrical activity in the left hemisphere than in the right when listening to speech Language Development Brain - Language Connection Specialization for language is evident in the left hemisphere....
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course 331 464 taught by Professor Hsu during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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InfantChildClass 3.21 - Language Development Language...

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