Issues in Language and Memory Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the connection between language and memory in humans.
# 150097 | 871 words | 1 source | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 26, 2012 in Psychology (Memory) , Linguistics (General)

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This paper examines the various elements of language and memory that are specific to humans, further describing the various categories of memory. First, the paper considers episodic and semantic memory. Then, it discusses the basic function of language in humans and how language led to the development of a more complex brain. Next, it addresses the stages of language production, with an emphasis on the processing approach. Finally, the paper discusses the relationship between semantic memory and language production.


The Nature and Function of Semantic Memory
The Basic Functions of Language
Stages of Language Production
The Relationship between Semantic Memory and Language Production

From the Paper:

"For example, the episodic memory of witnessing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in person is inseparable from the circumstances prevailing at the moment of memory formation and most individuals who witnessed that tragic event cannot discuss that event without vividly recalling their emotional reaction at the time that memory was established. However, individuals who learned of the same event from history books and televised documentaries generally do not associate the knowledge of the event with any of the specific circumstances of the moment when their factual memory of the event was formed. By definition, semantic memory allows the individual to remember a much broader range of information than that which is experienced personally."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Robinson-Riegler, G., and Robinson-Riegler, B. (2008). Cognitive Psychology: Applying the Science of the Mind, Second Edition. New Jersey: Allyn and Bacon/Pearson.

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