AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology Memory, Cognition, Thinking & Language-Language Revision (Page 1 of 1)

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Definition of Language

Language is the meaningful arrangement of sound. Psycholinguistics is the study of the psychology of language. This is an area having its own area of high research and therefore, only a part of it relates to psychology.

Language Acquisition and Development

Over regularization is the over application of grammar rules. In this children tend to label certain rules with certain part of grammar such as past tense will always require -ed. And due to this, he commits errors.

Overextension is generalizing with names for things. Children

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Major Researches in Language Development

  • Benjamin Whorf (from studies of Hopi language) stated that language in a culture plays an important role in the perceptions laid about the culture. Hence Whorfian hypothesis states the importance of nonsexist language. But it has been criticized citing the example that cultures

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