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Language Development

Four Main Aspects of Language
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What is language?
Theories of Language Development
The Pre-Linguistic Phase
Beginnings of Intentional Communication
Guidelines for Intentional Communication
Intentional Communication: why?
Four Main Aspects of Language
Phonology
Semantics
Aquiring Words
Errors In Word Learning
Syntax
Grammar
Communication
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What are the main aspects we are dealing with here?

Phonology
 
Phonology is the study of sounds in a language.
Phoneme: the basic unit of sound.
 
 

Semantics
 
Semantics is the study of the meaning of language
Morpheme: The smallest unit of sound to carry meaning.

Pragmatics
 
Pragmatics is the study of the use of language. Deals with the intentions behind the utterances.

 
Syntax
 
Syntax is the study of the structure of language and how words can be formed to create gramatically correct sentences.

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Competencies

Linguistic Competence
 
-Aquired when a person has achieved all four aspects of language (phonology, pragmatics, semantics, and syntax).
 
Communicative Competence
 
Aquired when they can apply this in their everyday speaking. When one can use L.C. appropriately in a variety of social situations.