PSY 302 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Language Proficiency, Eric Lenneberg, Language Acquisition

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Semantic development (morphemes) learning of the meaning of words. Syntactic development (syntax) learning of grammar, and how words can be put together. Pragmatic development (how to use) what is efficient/effective way of expressing themselves. Metalinguistic knowledge (the general understanding of language) A human brain: species-specific and species-universal, brain-language, critical period. The key to language development is in the human brain: a species-specific behavior (only specific to humans, a species-universal behavior (whichever culture, country you are from language is universal) Brain-language relation: left hemisphere specialization, broca"s area (speech production) how you produce speech, wernicke"s area (speech comprehension) understanding other peoples speech. The critical-period hypothesis (lenneberg, 1967): most proficient at language learning before puberty: influences of early deprivation (e. g. , genie, wild child, effects of brain damage at different ages on language, language proficiency of second language acquired at different ages. Unlike other animals, humans are prewired to acquire language.

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