Language and Language Processing Term Paper by Nicky

An overview of language and language processing in cognitive psychology.
# 146479 | 928 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 29, 2010 in Communication (Language and Speech) , Psychology (Piaget) , Language (General)

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The paper defines language and lexicon and looks at the key features of language, the four levels of language and the role of language processing in cognitive psychology. The paper briefly outlines Piaget's views on cognitive development in children.

Definition of Language and Lexicon
The Key Features of Language
The Four Levels of Language Structure and Processing
The Role of Language Processing in Cognitive Psychology

From the Paper:

"Language is a set of generally accepted signs--indices, icons or symbols, is only one feature of language; for all languages must identify the structural relationships between these signs in a system of grammar, the context wherein the signs are used--pragmatics and be dependent on their context or its meaning (Language, n. d.).
"The grammar rules are one of the features at times supposed to differentiate language from other type of communication. They allow a limited set of signs to be influenced to make a possible limitless number of grammatical utterances and another property of language is that its symbols are subjective that whichever concept or grammatical rule can be mapped onto a symbol-- the majority of languages utilizes sound, except the arrangements of sounds employed do not have any essential and inherent meaning - they are just an agreed-upon rule to symbolize a particular thing by users of that language (Language, n. d.)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Language. (n.d). Retrieved March 13, 2009, from Wikipedia:
  • Lexicon (2001). Retrieved March 13, 2009, from Online Etymology Dictionary:
  • Lexicon. (n.d). Retrieved March 13, 2009, from Wikipedia:
  • McKinney, M. L. & Parker, S. T.(1999). Origins of intelligence: the evolution of cognitive development in monkeys, apes, and humans. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Phonetics. (n.d). Retrieved March 13, 2009, from Wikipedia: Phonetics

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