Linguistics 101 3-17-08

Linguistics 101 3-17-08 - Linguistics 101 Language...

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Linguistics 101 Language Acquisition - Stages during the first year - The Critical period hypothesis HW 6 Same time because children acquire their neative language across cultures in the same way no matter what different principles, parameters, verbal endings etc. the empiricist would say only different if nurtured in different ways as naturalists would say same no matter how much nurture 2 – poverty of the stimulus Back to lecture Stages during the first year - Stage I – 0-8 weeks – reflexive & vegetative sounds - Stage II – 8-20 weeks – cooing/laughing - Stage III – 16-30 weeks – vocal play - Stage IV – 25-50 weeks – reduplicative babbling - Stage V – Non –reproductive babbling & protowords - Stage VI – first words Arguments for the Innateness Hypothesis (interim Summary) - First argument: universals - Second Argument: the poverty of the stimulus argument - Third Argument: the argument from stages - Fourth Argument: critical something argument Birds - Some birds have innate songs (Cuckoo)
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Linguistics 101 3-17-08 - Linguistics 101 Language...

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