Lecture 16

Utterances to grammar children start with utterances

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Unformatted text preview: ke early on, kids are mostly repeating the same utterances most of the time, and using constructions with new fillers other times.   Occasionally, they do something more complex.   Note that this is just with 5 hours per week of data! Learning grammar   If kids are accessing abstract linguistic rules, then they should say pretty much anything that conforms to their grammar and that's relevant for them to say   But in fact, young children almost exclusively only say things that they've heard from others, especially if they've previously said them themselves. Utterances to grammar   Children start with utterances, which are communicative, using their abilities to infer intent and knowingly affect other minds   They then identify commonalities among these, which simultaneously produces slots where there is variation among the compared utterance constructions   From these, they extract further generalizations   How do they do this? Generalizing   Roughly, by   Recognizing similarities in form, meaning across stored...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2014 for the course COGS 101c taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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