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PSY: 335 Lecture 10 Notes

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PSY: 335 Lecture 10 Notes PSY 335

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Psychology of Childhood
W. Wood

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Psychology of Childhood
W. Wood
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Date Created: 10/18/15
Nativist Approaches Language as an Innate Skill 0 Difficulties with the learning theory approach have led to the development of the nativist approach an alternative championed by the linguist Noam Chomsky o Nativist Approach the theory that a genetically determined innate mechanism directs language development 0 Universal Grammar Chomsky s theory that all the world s languages share a similar underlying structure 0 LanguageAcquisition Device LAD a neural system of the brain hypothesized to permit understanding of language The Interactionist Approach 0 suggests that language development is produced through combination of genetically determine predispositions and environmental circumstances that help teach language Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis 0 a theory stating that language shapes and determines the way people of a particular culture perceive and understand the world 0 it suggests that language provides categories that help children construct perceptions of people and events in their surroundings Infant Directed Speech a type of speech directed towards infants characterized by short simple sentences child directed speech Semantics o the relation of a word to it s referent in the world 0 there is a blue chair in the back of the room Language Elements 0 Phoneme in spoken language the smallest distinctive sound unit 0 Morpheme in language the smallest unit that carries meaning 0 Word Systems in Language 0 Grammar beware of mixed taxonomy o Syntax the rules for combining words into grammatically sensible sentences in a given language Morphology Semantics the set of rules by which we derive meaning from morphemes words and sentences in a given language also the study of meaning 0 Pragmatics the relation of signs to interpreters Morpheme o a morpheme is the smallest unit of language that conveys meaning 0 ex can has 3 phonemes but is a single morpheme 0 ex cans has 4 phonemes and 2 morphemes can amp s plural 0 ex the has 2 phonemes amp 1 morpheme Syntax o the formal relation of signs to one another 0 rules that determine grammaticality 0 John went to the store 2 lawful o to the store went John 0 John store to the went Semantics o the relations of signs to the objects to which the signs are applicable 0 the meaning of morphemes and words the meaning of appe or mother 0 the meaning ofing s or ed 0 a amp the o the English articles what do they mean Pragmatics o the interpretation of meaning in specific contexts o How do we establish specificity mannerisms different across cultures 0 Ispend a lot of time surfing Maxims of Cooperative Principle 0 quality say nothing you believe to be false or for which you lack adequate evidence 0 quantityprovide neither more nor less information than necessary 0 relationbe relative o mannerbe brief and orderly What is a Morpheme o a morpheme is a smallest unit of language 0 any word that can t be divided into smaller parts with meaning Lateralization of Language c Vernicke s area Brocas area


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