PSYC1003 Lecture 24: psyc23

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC1003
Professor
Dr.Harald Taukulis
Semester
Fall

Description
o Meta-linguistic awareness  Develop executive control earlier and can juggle tasks more efficiently  Second languages more easily acquired early in life  Greater acculturation facilitates acquisition Can Other Animals Develop Language? Other animals:  Issue: vocal apparatuses are different  Solution: American Sign Language Allen and Beatrice Gardner:  Washoe the chimpanzee  Approached it as though Washoe were a deaf child  160-word vocabulary in 4 years  Combined words into telegraphic phrases  Is this operant conditioning or language learning? Sue Savage-Rumbaugh:  Kanzi the Bonobo  Used geometric symbols on computer to represent words  Receptive language- 72% of 660 requests o Receptive language greater than expressive language  Coul
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