Developmental Psych 10 29 09

Developmental Psych 10 29 09 - Developmental Psych 10 29 09...

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Developmental Psych 10 29 09 Language development Transition to symbols Learning the rules o Language is generative o Universal development Phonological development o Hearing the sounds of language o Producing language sounds Communicating with sounds First words o ”holophrases” Single words: communicate whole thoughts Gestures precede words How are first words learned? o Infant-directed speech Slow, repetitive, stress important words o Social cues Pointing to object, saying what it is o Mutual exclusivity Child’s assumption that an object only has one name o Whole object assumption Child’s assumption that word refers to whole object Problem of reference o Objects with many parts o Child may not know which Semantic development o Word learning o Begins before syntax o Life-long Universal errors o Overextension “daddy” = any man o Underextension “doggie” = my dog only Comprehension vs. production o Knows more than he can say
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