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The Introduction of the English Language to Fern Cooke
Fern Cooke: the ultimate English Language Learner, or not? Fern Cooke is introduced to the English language by her parents in the exact same manner as her sister, Rosemary; the only difference being that Fern is a chimp. Their behavioral psychologist father conducts an experiment from birth, observing Fern and Rosemary’s c...
The Important Relations of Language and Culture
The topic which I chose to write about is Language and Culture Identity. We live in a society filled with people who have different ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, and life experiences. These components help to influence our personal traits and the ways that we think and act. When interacting with others it is key to be able t...
A Personal Interpretation of the Process of Internal Dialogue
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends about a third of their life asleep. During this time, our minds do an incredible job convincing us that we are in situations that, no matter how bizarre, seem real while asleep. Upon waking, our perception of these stories changes as we realize the irr...
An Understanding of How Internal Languages Work
“I have a "voice" in my head, but it is not sound-based. I am a visual being, so in my head, I either see ASL [American Sign Language] signs, or pictures, or sometimes printed words.” This response is not an anomaly in the deaf community when it comes to describing the inner-voice that most people face on a daily basis. How...
A Comparison of Modular and Interactive Psycholinguistics
Psycholinguistics: The Language Module Debate One of the most fervent ongoing debates in the field of psycholinguistics today is one regarding two approaches to the subject, modular versus interactive. These two theories offer contrasting views on how human language developed, and on the implications for studying langua...
An Analysis of the Relation of Language to Brain Functions
When it comes to psycholinguistics, we always come to face a difficult question: How is it so natural that anything linguistic is produced from nonlinguistic mental states in our brain? This is actually in the same vein as the question that kept haunting cognitive scientists for decades: How does a physical object we call a...