CHYS 2P10 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: 18 Months, Pragmatics, Noam Chomsky

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Exam next week (after reading week: 100-110 m/c, material in seminar will not be tested on the mid term. Language development occurs universally, and usually progresses through common stages: crying (0-4m) random sounds. No repitore: cooing/babbling (4-12) vowel sounds, initial words (12-18, two-word sentences (18-36, short sentences (2. 5-5y, adult usage (5y+) Also often involves body gestures that appear at an early age: start at an early age. Morphenes units of sound that have meaning: can be a word, can be an add that changes the meaning single to plural, present to past, etc. Phonological development refers to learning the sounds of a language. Show it during the 4-12 stage babbling. Universal at a young age: don"t hear in their own native language, can develop a language that was not originally from their native language. Babbling includes subset of language sounds, may serve a social function. Babbling appears to arise from the same neural structures as language (e. g. , left lobe)

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