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(Edge #2) The Huge Importance of Phonology in Learning a Language

(Edge #2) The Huge Importance of Phonology in Learning a Language

Hello everyone. Today, I’m going to talk about language learning key # 2. Number two which is “phonology”. This could be number one but it just so happens that last time I talked about a kind of a general study Read more…


The Interactionist Approach to Language Acquisition (Intro Psych Tutorial #86)

Hi, I’m Michael Corayer and this is Psych Exam Review. In the previous video I talked about this idea of a critical period for language acquisition and this is the idea that if children aren’t exposed to language prior to Read more…


6. How Do We Communicate?: Language in the Brain, Mouth

6. How Do We Communicate?: Language in the Brain, Mouth

Professor Paul Bloom: This class today is about language. And language is, to a large extent, where the action is. The study of human language has been the battleground over different theories of human nature. So, every philosopher or psychologist Read more…


The critical period is EQUALLY critical for signed languages as it is for spoken languages

The critical period is EQUALLY critical for signed languages as it is for spoken languages

There’s this common belief that, key to its development, spoken language must be acquired during a critical period. And that signed languages can wait. Absolutely false. What’s true is that language, whether signed or spoken, require natural input from birth Read more…


Early exposure to ASL does NOT hinder spoken language development

Early exposure to ASL does NOT hinder spoken language development

So you at AG Bell have said that when a baby is born and has been exposed to ASL at an early age, that will hinder their speech development. And will continue to affect their speech development as they grow. Read more…


ASL is a language, NOT a tool

ASL is a language, NOT a tool

So you’ve said “Many deaf children can communicate well with just speaking and listening. The number of deaf children who need ASL has gone down.” Need ASL? You’re talking about “needing” ASL? Hmm, it seems that your perspective is that Read more…


Introduction to Gallaudet Linguistics Department Response to AG Bell Association

Introduction to Gallaudet Linguistics Department Response to AG Bell Association

We, in this series of videos… We are the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University. What is linguistics, you might ask? It’s the scientific study of language. We are interested in how languages emerge. In how languages are structured. In Read more…