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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100Y5
Professor
Dax Urbszat
Semester
Fall

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Language and Thought LanguageA language is a system of symbols sounds meanings and rules of combination that allows for communication among humansMeanings of sound are agreed upon Allows for defenseempathycommunicationcooperation We are born to learn languagePhonemes the smallest units of sound 40 in the english language represent every sound from vowel AhMorphemes the smallest units of meaning 50000 wordletter like sunit of meaning prefixsuffixPhrases are composed of morphemes nounverbSentences strings of morphemes and phrases that express a thought or intentionSemantics what is the meaning of word Syntaxes rules of sentence structurearrangment tenses Nonverbal Communication includesvocal intonation sarcasmbody language crossed armsgestures often involving the hands or fingersphysical distancefacial expressions
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