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Language Acquisition 3

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Department
Linguistics
Course
LIN 201
Professor
Ikier
Semester
Fall

Description
-Lang. vs communication -All lang. is comm.; not all comm. is lang. -Lang. possesses lexicon -Lang. uses rules -Lang. is acq. w/o teaching -Defining characteristics of lang. -Cultural transmission (must be acq.) -Productivity (creativity) -Arbitrariness -Discreteness -Structure dependence (of rules) -Rules sensitive to things like category, position -Speaking: 1st 2-dimensional sentence, then 1-dimen. -Loss of info. -1-dimen. spoken/read, 2-dimen. in head -Claim: lang. use is strucure-dependent -False analogies in syntax don't occur -2 kinds of ambiguities -Lexical -1+ words with diff. denotations where either could work -Ex.: He is looking for a mat
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