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IMA 540 Linguistics Class 7

Chomsky 1966 Structural Linguistics Vs. Universal Grammar/Generative Grammar What is basic – Grammar or the building blocks that go into syntax? Chomsky Takes a Day Off   Chomsky today Ullman Ppt Ullman-CBBC2006  

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IMA 540 Linguistics Class 6

The Interactive Activation Model explained Past tense Connectionists Rumelhart and McClelland were trying to model cognitive processes for computer [David Rumelhart respected in field of cognitive science] Vs generativists generative phonology and their descendents, such as those of Chomsky and Halle Vs The Words and Rules (WR) theory Pinker and Prince Stephen Pinker: in…

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IMA 540 Linguistics Class 5

Neurolinguistics: the study of the biological and neural foundations of language Cortex: surface of the brain “gray matter“ white matter: connecting fibers beneath the cortex    cerebral hemispheres:  left/right halves of the brain corpus callosum: network of 2 million fibers connecting the hemispheres contralateral brain function: left side of brain controls functioning of right side of body and…

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IMA 540 Linguistics Class 4

About Joseph Greenberg Comprehensive Biography Terms in Greenburg (relevant to language typology) Diachronic: looking at something (i.e., language) in respect to the passage of time Synchronic: looking at something at a given moment in time. See explanations here in regard to linguistics. Ways to Categorize Languages: Genetic (historical or diachronic) Morphology Word order…

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IMA 540 Linguistics Class 3

Writing; The ABCs of Language The History of Writing Pictograms and Ideograms Petroglyphs: rock drawings found in caves like Altamira  Pictograms: image of an object Ideograms: pictogram that represents an idea Cuneiform Writing Old known form of writing, developed by the Sumerians Wedge-shaped form of symbols Logograms: symbols that represent words (used in word-writing systems…

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IMA 540 Linguistics Class 2

Linguistic Signs – arbitrary relationship between form & meaning Lexicon: mental database of roots, inflectional and derivational morphemes What does our morphological knowledge consist of? Morphemes (smallest units of meaning) Morphological Rules (how to combine morphemes) Types of morphemes: Free morphemes: can stand alone as  a word Bound morphemes: always appear as part of a word…

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IMA 540 Linguistics Class 1

What is Language? It distinguishes humans from animals It’s a system made up of sets of knowledge & rules A system that relates sounds or gestures to meanings Linguistic Knowledge: Knowledge of the sound system the inventory of sounds (what sounds are possible within the language) where those sounds may occur (position in word, position relative to…

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IMA 540 – Linguistics Schedule

[SlideDeck2 id=735] IMA540-linguistics_LA-tb1_JR Course #: IMA540 – Focused Study II        Title: Linguistics and Expression               Credits: 3 Mode: Course                                            Term: Fall 2014 Instructor: Jill Robbins, Ph.D.                                                                             Student: Tyler Bean Class Time:…

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Implementing EFL Standards for China

I co-authored the Integrating EFL Standards Into Chinese Classroom Settings Series, described below. [from] The four books in this series were written to inspire and support all Chinese English-language educators. They combine the best of traditional Chinese teaching with the Ministry of Education’s call for new and creative approaches to instruction. Features,…

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