Developmental Psych 10 27 09

Developmental Psych 10 27 09 - Developmental Psychology 10...

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Developmental Psychology 10 27 09 Language development 1: listening and communicating What is language development? o Transition to symbols ~12 months End of infancy o Learning the rules Universal development Language = rules o Past tense? Different rules for different words Ring: ringed and rang Language = generative o I talked to Jim o I talked to Jim last night o I talked to Jim last night and … What develops? o Phonology Rules: combine sounds into words “toma” vs. “mtao” o Semantics Rules: combine words, word parts for meaning Test-take-er vs. test-take-ing Noun vs. verb o Syntax Rules: combine words into sentences “tickle me” vs. “me tickle” o Pragmatics Rules: communication “give me the salt” vs. “please pass the salt” Pre-speech abilities o Hearing the sounds of language o Producing language sounds o Communicating with sound Infant speech perception o Newborn auditory preferences
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course PSY 310 taught by Professor Strauss during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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