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Language

A system of symbols used to represent and communicate information.

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Phoneme

The smallest unit of sound in language.

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Morpheme

The smallest sound unit that carries meaning.

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Syntax

The way in which words are arranged into phrases and sentences. Two types of structures.

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Surface structure

The way words are organized.

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Deep structure

The meaning of sentences.

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Language acquisition

Learning occurs in stages.

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Telegraphic speech

Using short phrases to form primitive sentences.

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Language disorders (aphasias)

Absence of some part of the ability to use language.

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Broca's aphasia

Inability to produce fluent speech.

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Wernicke's aphasia

Inability to comprehend speech.