Ch.2 Language Development
Last Modified: 2011-07-09
Ex: Chimpanzees use a variety of vocal cries to communicate,
bee dancing to indicate to other bees where to find nectar
Ex: Chimpanzees use ASL to communicate,
nonprimate mammals and birds use calls to communicate
Ex: happi-NESS, sing-ING, play-ED
Ex: "The cat bit the dog"/"The cat didn't bite the dog"/"Did the cat bite the dog?"
Ex: "doggie" to a two-year old may mean: dog, cat, cow, or horse also
- Content message: refers to the behavioral response expected
- Relationship message: tells how the communication is to be dealt with
- Symmetrical Relationship: the two individuals mirror each other's behavior (ex: if one members nags, so does other)
- Complementary Relationship: the two individuals engage in different behaviors (ex: one partner acts as the superior, the other inferior)
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