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Language Aquisition

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  1. Language Aquisition

  2. Reasons for believing that language is wired into us • Common mistakes not modelled by adults (“eated”) • Rapidity of acquisition (by age 4½) • Uselessness of correction • Lack of relation to intelligence • Fixed onsets

  3. Fixed Onsets: Birth to 6 months • Eye contact • Imitation • Crying

  4. Fixed Onsets: 6 months • BabblingCV syllablesvoiced stops and nasals • Object permanence • Turn-taking (peekaboo) • Tool use (spoon) • Vocables • ADULT CONTRIBUTION: baby talk

  5. Fixed Onsets: One Year • One-word stage • words for familiar people, toys, foods • Locations/states, social forms • Overgeneralization • Reduplication • Holographic?

  6. Fixed Onsets: Two Years • Two-word stage • Phonological substitutions • “stop” → /tap/ • “juice” → /dus/ • “soup” → /zup/ • ADULT CONTRIBUTION: expansion

  7. Fixed Onsets: After Two • Telegraphic stage • Few bound morphemes • Few nonlexical categories • Few word order errors • Single clauses • 15-20 new words a day by age 5 • Passive voice around age 7