Descriptive language rules that categorize language

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Descriptive language: rules that categorize language as it’s commonly used Parsing: as something’s being said, the person is forming the meaning in their head rather than listening to the sentence and going back after to figure out the meaning Self paced reading task (more natural): seeing a word on a computer, reading it, and hitting the button to see the next word. This times how long you take to interpret it all. Local ambiguity Garden path sentences: a sentence that leads you to one interpretation that ends up being wrong Biological roots of language Animals (apes) learn language too but face differences compared to kids o Ease in learning o Kids experience; apes copy o Difference in usage o Universal acquisition in kids; variable acquisition in apes Language Nativism: language and cognition are independent Anti-nativism: language and cognition are interlinked Disabilities: Aphasia Wernicke: can speak freely but words don’t make sense (issues in the posterior temporal lobe) Broca’s: having adequate comprehension but can’t produce language (issues in the frontal lobe) Williams syndrome: better vocabulary, hyper sociability, and is a cognitive disability Specific language impairment (SLI): child’s language development is deficient for no apparent reason 3
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  • Fall '16
  • Destiny Chambers
  • Psychology, temporal lobe, Specific Language Impairment, Knowledge Based Approach

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