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PSY 340 Chapter 6

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PSY 340 Chapter 6 PSY340

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Psy 340 Chapter 6 adapted from Galeotti textbook. Covers language acquisition and development
Introduction to Cognitive Development
Dr. Rebecca Gomez
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Taylor Russell on Monday March 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY340 at University of Arizona taught by Dr. Rebecca Gomez in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Cognitive Development in Psychlogy at University of Arizona.


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Date Created: 03/21/16
PSY 340 Chapter 6: Acquiring Language Components of Language  Arbitrariness  Productivity o Infinite number of combinations are possible from a finite number of parts  Regularity o Sentences follow a system of rules (grammar)  Semanticity  Displacement Theoretical Perspectives on Language  Nativist Theory o Idealized grammar o Impoverished input o Rudimentary learning mechanism o Domain specific (encapsulated)  Learning Theory o Real language is messy o Rich input o Powerful learning mechanism o Domain General mechanisms Critical Period  Period of language learning that is suggested to be biologic determinants of acquiring language  Statistically regular patterns in learning native language How quickly do we learn language?  Milestones o Reduplicated, canonical babbling (6-7) o Common words (6-9) o Jargon babbling (9-18) o First words (9-15) o Vocab explosion (18-24) o Two-word combinations (24) o Complex sentences (30-48) Aspects of Language  Phonology  Semantics o Early vocabulary o Naming insight o Constraints on word learning  Morphology  Syntax  Pragmatics Categorization  Prototypes and Language Experience o Development of phoneme perception


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