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10-14-10 - 10-14-10 Language Development I. Language is...

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10-14-10 Language Development I. Language is monumental achievement A. Lot learned in shot time 1. By 4-5 years (prior to formal school): know 14,000 words; know rules of grammar (not exceptions); know how to modify speech to fit situation. 2. Know exceptions to rules by 7-8 years B. Functions 1. Communication; information, desires/needs, opinions, emotions 2. Influence others 3. Escape from reality via fantasy 4. Control our emotions and behavior II. 4 components of language that child masters A. Phonology : Rules for which sounds, sound combinations, and intonations are legitimate 1. Phoneme: legitimate sound; tu, gu, hu, du, ah versus trilled r, throaty ch 2. Phoneme combinations: bik, kib, bnik 3. Intonation e.g., question vs. statement B. Semantics: meaning of words and word combinations C. Grammar: structure of language 1. Morphology: a.a. Rules for manipulating “morphemes” = smallest unit of language with meaning: words, prefixes, suffixes a.b. Exs.: rules for making plurals, changing tense, turning noun to
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course DEP 3103 taught by Professor Lane during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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10-14-10 - 10-14-10 Language Development I. Language is...

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