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Ex. “The dog bit the mailman” or “the mailman was bit by the dog” d. Structured (rules) i. Structure must be grammatically correct and have meaning e. Displacement i. Ability to talk about things that one is not currently experiencing 1. Past, future, another’s present f. Stimulus-freedom i. Ability to talk/write about anything w/o external influence 1. Not forced to give certain response to a particular question, even if sounds ridiculous IV.Language Acquisition a. Nativist Theories i. Innate ability to learn language 1. Born with this ability ii. Noam Chonsky
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1. Language acquisition device a. Any person exposed to language will develop language 2. Universal grammar a. Grammar is innate b. Children of two people of different language who speak to each other with little grammar and structure form a complex pigeon language with grammar and structure iii. Kids add past tense and plural rules even to made up words b. Statistical Learning Theory i. Humans learn language through recognition of patterns within language ii. Infant studies 1. Babies are sensitive to nonsense word boundaries after being exposed to a string of nonsense words 2. 6-8 months old show nonsense word to them and they recognize patterns of vowels iii. Same with adults c. Behaviorist Theory i. Language learning is not innate but learned through reinforcement 1. Conditioning with feedback and rewards ii.
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