Child Psychology Exam 3: Chapter 9

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language
a system that relates sounds (and gestures) to meaning
phonology
refers to sounds of a language
semantics
the study of words and their meaning
pragmatics
the study of how people use language to communicate effectively
phonemes
unique sounds that can be joined to create words
infant-directed speech
adults speak slowly and wth exaggerated changes in pitch and loudness
referential style
their vocabularies mainly consist of words that name objects, persons, and actions
expressive style
vocab includes some names but also social phrases 
telegraphic speech
consists of words directly relevant to the meaning
grammatical morphemes
words of endings of words tht make a sentence grammatical
overrregularization
applying rules to words that are exceptions to the rules


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