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Lecture 3

PSYA02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Universal Grammar


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYA02H3
Professor
Jordan
Lecture
3

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Psych lecture 3 6/11/2012 5:15:00 PM
Learning grammar (without trying)
Learning substance requires working memory and effort
BUT the brain can pick up structure without effort
Universal grammar = we are all hard wire to pick up grammar and
structure
o The structure we pick up
o So many different language still have similar structure in
terms of how they are up together
o It is very senetive to the cutulre we live in
o
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