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This is not quite your question, but it's the closest thing I know of. There's a significant amount of work suggesting that purely morphological attributes can shape conceptualization: looking at the impact of grammatical gender on the attributes assigned to the nouns that have a specific grammatical gender--that is, grammatically male nouns are rated ...


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First some linguistic theory background. Noam Chomsky has hypothesized that language developed internally to facilitate certain aspects of human cognition. According to Chomsky's hypothesis, human ability to articulate language audibly for communication appeared much later. Chomsky claims that the rather sudden emergence of language as communication points ...


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From my knowledge. Children do make up words and sounds that feel similar to the ones they are intended to mean. However, as the child develops these pseudo-words begin to disappear. New temporary replacement words may form as they begin to understand that they are not using the correct words. However, developmentally a child should be speaking in full ...



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