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Psychology
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PSYA02H3
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PSYA02 Mon Jan 10, 2011
Chapter 10 Language
Psycholinguistics how children acquire language by interacting with adults
-profit from experience of others died long ago
Speech and Comprehension
Perception of Speech
Rhythmic pattern of stress
Sounds, voice
Continuous stream of sounds with pauses, stress, change in pitch
Recognition of Speech Sounds
Auditory system recognizes patterns underlying speech, rather than just sounds
Recognize individuals
Distinguish vocalization from non-speech sounds (chuckle, cough etc.)
Analyze detailed info of speech through left hemisphere
Phonemes: minimum unit of sound element conveying meaning
Voice-onset time: delay b/w initial sound of consonant and vibration of vocal cords
Voicing: vibration of vocal cords
Distinguish b/w voiced and unvoiced consonants for p/b, k/g, t/d
Vocal cords vibrate when air passes through lungs
Delay 0.06 second for vocal cord vibration when say pa
Left auditory cortex recognize aspects of speech
Ganong (1980): perception of phoneme determined by sounds followed it
Morphemes: smallest unit of meaning in language
combo of phonemes
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PSYA02 Mon Jan 10, 2011 Chapter 10 Language Psycholinguistics how children acquire language by interacting with adults -profit from experience of others died long ago Speech and Comprehension Perception of Speech Rhythmic pattern of stress Sounds, voice Continuous stream of sounds with pauses, stress, change in pitch Recognition of Speech Sounds Auditory system recognizes patterns underlying speech, rather than just sounds Recognize individuals Distinguish vocalization from non-speech sounds (chuckle, cough etc.) Analyze detailed info of speech through left hemisphere Phone
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