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A form of communication, whether spoken, written or signed that is based on a system of symbols.
The ability to produce an endless number of meaningful sentences using a finite set of words and rules.
The sound system of a language, which includes the sounds used and rules about how they may be combined.
The rule system that governs how words are formed in language
The ways words are combined to form acceptable phrases and sentences
The meaning of words and sentences
The appropriate use of language in different contexts
The use of short, precise words without grammatical markers such as articles, auxiliary verbs, and other connectives.
A process that helps explain how young children learn the connection between a word and its referent so quickly
Knowledge about language
An approach that emphasizes that reading instruction should focus on phonics and its basic rules for translating written symbols into sounds
An approach that stresses that reading instruction should parallel children's natural language learning. Reading materials should be whole and meaningful.
An implied comparison between two unlike things
The use of irony, derision, or wit to expose folly or wickedness.
A variety of language that is distinguished by its vocabulary, grammar, or pronunciation.
An area of the brain's left frontal lobe that is involved in speech production and grammatical processing
An area of hte brain's left hemisphere that is involved in language comprehension
A disorder resulting from brain damage to Brica's area or WErnicke's area that involves a loss or impairment of the ability to use or comprehend words.
Chomsky's term that describes a biological endowment that enables the child to detect the features and rules of language, including phonology, syntac, and semantics.
Language acquisition device
Language spoken in a higher pitch than normal, with simple words and sentences
Rephrasing a statement that a child has said, perhaps turning it into a question, or restating the child's immature utterance in the form of a fully grammatical utterance.
Restating, in a linguistically sophisticated form, what a child has said.
Identifying the names of objects