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Lecture 3

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
John Bassili
Semester
Winter

Description
Psychology Lecture 3 Approach to Chimp Language -it took three years for chimp Vicky to learn four words: papa, mama, cup, and up -the experiment fails to prove chimp have language -but, the failure for chimp to produce language may be due to the fact that it does not the vocal apparatus to pronounce the words so there is a barrier -researcher should think of a method to bypass the barrier of language pronunciation and focus on language in terms of structure and symbol (be more generative) -use of symbol is a part of language -deaf people develop language through sign and do not communicate through sound Chimp Washoe -it was taught using American sign language to communicate -can it understand symbol and produce sentence with structure -language is generative idea is coded into sign language flexibility to go from meaning to sign -researcher taught Washoe using shaping method her hand is brought together with the approximation of the sign and is reinforced with the appropriate response -Wa
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