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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 1X03
Professor
Lovaye Kajiura
Semester
Fall

Description
• Language is regular –governed by rules and grammar, sentence can reorganized and still retain its meaning as a set of rules • Arbirtritary- lack of resemblance and meaning • Productive- endless was to combine words and express shit • Use language to form thoughts • Language may influence how we perceive and experience the world-whorf sparer hypothesies • Brazilian tribe language lacks numerical sense as language only has up to 3 numbers • Indian tribe only has one word for many relative but understand the difference between relationships • Unresolved- can u have abstract thought without language • All languages use sound,words or symbols to transmit information • Morhphene- smallest unit of sound that contains information-in sign lang it signs • Can be a word but often words contain many morphenes • Table= one morphene table cloth= two morhphene tables= two morphene • Can break down morphene into its constitute sounds called phonomemes • Morhphene dog has three phonomems /d/o/g/ • Ch/a/ir/ • SYNTAX-rules which govern how sentences are put togother • Syntax diffe
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