Introduction to Psychology

Lecture 6 - How Do We Communicate?: Language in the Brain, Mouth and the Hands

Overview

 

One of the most uniquely human abilities is the capacity for creating and understanding language. This lecture introduces students to the major topics within the study of language: phonology, morphology, syntax and recursion. This lecture also describes theories of language acquisition, arguments for the specialization of language, and the commonalities observed in different languages across cultures.