You have learned about the different aspects of memory
in the previous modules. Language is critical not only to communicate
with others but also to memory. Many memories are encoded using
language. Memory is much more rudimentary when language skills are not
Research some of the general characteristics
of language and the concept of speech acquisition in infants using your
textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library
resources before responding to these questions:
- Researchers describe language as having six
different properties. Describe the six properties. Which two properties
do you think are the most important? Explain your answers with reasons.
- Jim and Sue just had a baby, and they are interested
in learning more about the process of language acquisition. They have
heard about the controversy surrounding the view that speech is special.
Do you think speech is special or is it processed like other auditory
stimuli? Explain your answer with reasons.
- Several African languages use clicks as consonants.
Jim and Sue, who are English speaking, cannot hear the difference
between the different types of clicks and have a difficult time learning
one of these languages. If they were to move to Africa when their baby
is about one-year old, do you think the baby would be able to hear the
difference? Why or why not? Do you think she would hear the difference
if they moved to Africa after her tenth birthday? Give reasons for your
Write your initial response in 4–5 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to the citation of sources.