PS101, Lec 17.docx

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Psychological & Brain Sciences
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CAS PS 101
Barak Caine

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PS101, Lec 17:  03/28/2013 Is language uniquely human? Karl von Frisch – the waggle dance of bees Nonhuman primates and ASL The African Grey Parrot, Alex he seemed to know a lot of words and sounds. Proved that animals  are capable or learning a large set of vocabulary.  Semantics has been widely debated Syntax has been widely agreed Khamsey argues that you’re born with the genes for language.  Greenspan says it’s because of the way you grew up.  Eli and Gleason from BU say that the emotional content paired with words is what makes humans  learn language in a sophisticated way.  Schema: find a pattern and stick with it. Assimilating new information and accommodating it until they  learn by trial and error. Ex. Children add an ­ed to the end of every verb 
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