Language Development

Language Development - Review: Language Structure...

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Review: Language Structure z Phonology : rules for what sounds are in the language and how they can be combined (phoneme = smallest sound unit, e.g. py in happy) z Morphology : rules of word formation (morpheme = smallest meaningful unit, e.g. ing in running) z Syntax : rules for putting words together to form sentences z Semantics : rules for word meanings (literal and figurative) z Pragmatics : rules for conversations z Lexicon : stored information on the sounds and meanings of words z Cognition/Affect : stored experiences and emotions (where communication begins and ends) Definitions of Language “…a process of sharing experience till it becomes a common possession. It modifies the disposition of both parties who partake in it.” -John Dewey “a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meaning” –Webster’s Dictionary Stages of Language Development Early Reflexive Cries, sneezes, grunts, squeals Early association of sound with vocalizations Later Intentional
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COM DIS 110 taught by Professor Weismer during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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