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Department
Linguistics
Course
LINGUIST 1AA3
Professor
Catherine Anderson
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 2A 1/15/2013 1:25:00 PM Category Difference in the Brain  Dissociations between noun and verb naming in aphasia  Aphasia= language disorder that results from an injury to the brain  If two skills are dissociated from one another then one will be different from the other  Ex. Playing the flute and walking are dissociated o Its interesting when it can tell us different things about language  in unimpaired people there is about the same amount of nouns as verbs  people with aphasia has twice as many verbs as nouns o nouns and verbs are dissociated as others  anomic phasia- has the same amount of nouns as verbs  Dissociations between noun and verb naming in aphasia  Greater brain activity for verbs vs. nouns in fMRI which parts of the brain are associated while doing different tasks  your brain is doing something different when distinguishing between nouns and verbs Identifying Constituents: Substitution  The students saw their friends at the Bean Bar.  The students saw them at the Bean Bar.  They saw them there.  The students saw their friends at the Bean Bar.  The students saw their ???? Bean Bar.  The ??? their friends at the Bean Bar.  The students saw their friends at the Bean Bar.  The students did.  If you can replace the string of the sentence then it is constituent  We will come back to substitutions on Friiday ***** Identifying Constituents: Movement  The students saw their friends at the Bean Bar.  At the BB, the students saw their friends.  Their friends , the students saw at the BB.  Saw their, the students at the BB  Friends at, the students saw their at the BB Identifying Constituents: coordination  Coordinating conjunctions: and, or, but  Your sister might enjoy new cookbook  And should buy one  But might not.  Or might hate it.  If you want to rely on one, substitution is the best one  Your sister might enjoy a new cookbook  Enjoy doesn’t work *** Lecture 2B 1/15/2013 1:25:00 PM Evidence for Constituency: 1. Substitution 2. Movement 3. Coordination Depicting Constituency  Sarah put her purse on the table  Sarah put her purse on it  Sara put it there  Sarah did  [Sarah [put [her purse] [on [the table]]]] Depicting
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