GP Language and communication - Week 2

Language and communication
2. Learning a language
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Language and communication
2. Learning a language

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

This week ..
.. you will learn about the number of languages that exist
.. we will discuss how learning a language works
.. we will discuss the importance of languages

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Why do we use language?

Slide 3 - Woordweb

1. The importance of language
Communicate ideas
Think
Express who we are

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Do you know other types of language than out spoken languages? 

Slide 5 - Woordweb

Are these "languages"?
Computer programming?
Fantasy languages (Elvish in the Lord of the Rings for example)

Slide 6 - Sleepvraag

Why not?
A language has native speakers
In a language, you can speak about everything
A language is used/recognized by a group

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Small research ..
Is sign language a "real" language?
Explain (next slide) with the 3 characteristics of languages!

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

YES, sign language is a language!
Are there people without a language?
Google "feral children". What do you find?

Slide 9 - Tekstslide


Is sign language a "real" language?
Explain (next slide) with the 3 characteristics of languages!
Is sign language a "real" language?
Explain (next slide) with the 3 characteristics of languages!
Answer:

Slide 10 - Open vraag

Critical period

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Critical period
1. What was the initial hypothesis of the researchers about the critical age for learning a language?

2. What did researchers find out?

3. How did they find this?

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

2. Learning a language
In groups, discuss the different questions

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

- Skinner (psychologist) Imitation (parents, brothers/sisters), behaviorism

- But: children also produce forms like Ik eette. This form can't be imitated, right?

2. Learning a language

Slide 14 - Tekstslide

How do you think a child learns his/her first language?

Slide 15 - Open vraag

Different theories:

1.  Skinner (psychologist) Imitation (parents, brothers/sisters), behaviorism

- But: children also produce forms like Ik eette. This form can't be imitated, right?

2. Learning a language

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

2. Learning a language
2. The theory of Universal Grammar: 
Children can recognize linguistic patterns because they are born with grammatical categories (verbs etc.)
Chomsky:

Slide 17 - Tekstslide

YES, there are people without a language
Can people lose their language?
Google it!
(If it's too hard, google "Aphasia")

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

Watch the video in the next slide.
How to learn a new language?
Write down the strategies named in the video.

What is the thing that all polyglots have in common?

Slide 19 - Tekstslide

Slide 20 - Video

Which language is according to you, the most important language in the world? Give 2 arguments.

Slide 21 - Open vraag

Duolingo : the learning experiment

Slide 22 - Tekstslide

Experiment
Install the app “Duolingo” and pick a language you would love to learn. From this day on, you will start the 4 weeks “language learning” challenge! You can choose between “casual” (5 min. a day), “regular” (10 min. a day), “serious” (15 min. a day) or “insane” (20 min. a day); every single one is okay, as long as you keep on repeating it every day. (Repetition is the most important for our experiment)

Slide 23 - Tekstslide

Slide 24 - Tekstslide


How many languages are there in the world?

Slide 25 - Open vraag

Being bilingual
Code switching

Slide 26 - Tekstslide


Do you like learning new languages? Why/why not?

Slide 27 - Open vraag


Which are the most important languages in the world based on 1) number of speakers 
2) geographic regions 
3) usability/versatility? 
You can google but you can also use the info in the next slide(s)

Discuss and write down ..

Slide 28 - Tekstslide

Slide 29 - Tekstslide

Slide 30 - Tekstslide

Slide 31 - Tekstslide