1. EXAM 3 GUIDE (tentative 11/21 - final version 11/25)
  2. essays
    1. 1. summary and review of Pinker's final chapter "Mind Design"
    2. *2. basic plan of language and the Language Instinct
    3. *3. Language in child and chimp?
    4. *4. evolution of language
    5. *5. meaning fragments
    6. *6. language as biology or cultural artifact?
    7. 7. experimental research on language acquisition
  3. short answers
    1. 1.factors in the history of the English language & language change
    2. 2. implications of human- animal communication
    3. 3.implications of the Williams syndrome
    4. 4.male-female conversation is cross-cultural conversation
    5. 5.the "allocation" problem in language acquistion and evolution
    6. 6.development of reading and writing
    7. 7. distinctions between communication and language
    8. 8. role of parental input in language acquisition
    9. 9. factors in word acquisition
    10. 10. reading processes
    11. 11. the acquisition of complex sentences
    12. 12 semantic priming
  4. concepts and terms
    1. meaning
    2. communication and language
    3. language evolution
    4. acquisition and instinct
    5. reading
    6. famous old guys (relevance to language)