Language Structure and Processing Term Paper

Language Structure and Processing
This paper examines the key features of language structure and processing.
# 119194 | 818 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 09, 2010 in Communication (Language and Speech) , Psychology (General)

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This paper explores the definitions of language and lexicon by further evaluating the key features of language. The four levels of language structure and processing are described in separate sections of the paper. The role of language processing in cognitive psychology is also discussed. The author concludes that as humans, language is our primary tool of communication and a quite a fascinating cognitive function.

Language and Lexicon
Key Features of Language Structure and Processing
Properties of Language
Language Processing in Cognitive Psychology

From the Paper:

"Language structure is most usefully thought of as having four levels. These levels are speech sounds, known as phonemes, words, sentences, and groups of sentences, or texts (Willingham, 2007). The lowest level is an analysis of the sounds that comprise words. Individual sounds of speech are called phonemes, which roughly correspond to the letters of the alphabet. In the English language there are roughly 46 phonemes, and about 200 that are used worldwide (Willingham, 2007). "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Caplan, D. (2007) Language: Structure, Processing, and Disorders. Retrieved April 2, 2010 from
  • Willingham, D. (2007) Cognition: The Thinking Animal, 3e. Prentice Hall, Inc. A Pearson Education Company

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