Shaped by those around us sensitive period 2nd

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: - moephemes- smallest significant units that carry meaning Syntax: grammar, order, and combinations Semantics: meaning Language development - pick up on others - happens very young much harder to learn a language after puberty - classical, operant conditioning, imitation Problems with purely relying on language theories- unable to account for everything. Children’s errors, create novel sentences, resistance to grammatical feedback We can just understand new stuff CHOMSKY: LAD- language acquisition device We are all born ready to learn and acquire language, so that there’s a part of the brain that’s ready to go. *innate program for fundamentals of language *all languages have this *”wrong” errors all languages share a fundamental core- nouns, verbs, etc. shaped by those around us sensitive period: 2nd language learning, deaf children with hearing parents, vice versa- impacts how children learn language...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online