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Chapter 8

PSYC 351 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Cochlear Implant, Habituation


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 351
Professor
Kathleen Hughes
Chapter
8

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Cochlear implants improve language development in deaf children
Signed Language
Video
Deaf Children
Signed languages (ASL) are true languages
Grammar
Displacement
Generativity
Bilingualism
Fluency in two languages
Multiple symbolic systems
Canada – 17.5%
Bilingualism
Early Bilinguals
Sensitive to phonemes in both languages
Use different but similar parts of the brain for both languages
Bilingualism
Late Bilinguals
Linguistic Threshold
Once skills in one language reaches a certain level, skills are
transferred to help other language
Bilingualism
Late Bilinguals
Cross Linguistic Transfer
Short-term
May struggle with one or both languages intitially
Long-term
More linguistic reasoning in multiple languages
Larger vocabulary
Enhanced linguistic processing overall
Bilingualism
Cognitive Benefits
Habituation
Alzheimers & Dementia
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