Hot – need 7/10/15 – psychology discussion

Discussion 1 – Answer in 100-200 Words.

What factors affect language acquisition? Which factor do you believe has the largest influence on language acquisition? Explain why.

 

Discussion 2 – Answer in 100-200 Words.

How does language affect thought?  Provide specific examples.

 

Discussion 3 – Answer in 100-200 Words.

Watch the “TED Talks: Deb Roy- The Birth of a Word” video located in this week’s Electronic Reserve readings.  http://digital.films.com/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=48613

Discuss the video.

 

Discussion 4 – Answer in 100-200 Words.

Watch the “Why Do We Talk? The Science of Speech” video located in this week’s Electronic Reserve readings. http://digital.films.com/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=41380

 

Discussion 5 – Answer in 100-200 Words.

Watch the “Broken English: The Effects of Brain Damage on Language” video located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.  http://digital.films.com/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=11355

Discuss the video.

 

Discussion 6 – Answer in 100-200 Words.

Language Structure = Reflect on the structure of language and discuss the following:

 As discussed in this week’s reading assignment, language structure is important in cognition, but is it really? For example, if a child said to you, “You, me, cookie, go now, hurry,” you would know what the child meant, even though what is said is not grammatically correct. How is that possible?

 

Discussion 7 – Answer in 100-200 Words.

Language Acquisition -Reflect on the critical periods of language acquisition and discuss the following:

 One of the concepts discussed during Week 4 is the critical periods of language acquisition. Is there a critical period for language? If so, what might this imply about learning multiple languages in school?

 

Discussion 8 – Answer in 100-200 Words.

 

Define language and lexicon.