“It is a period of civil war. Rebel cognitive psychologists, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against Behaviorism.”

In this podcast we discuss language as a cognitive process, from how we combine sounds to make meaningful units and combine those meaningful units to make words and sentences.  We’ll also explore how language develops in infants.  Finally we’ll see the theoretical dispute about language that brought us Cognitive psychology. That’s right…it’s BF Skinner versus Noam Chomsky in a conflict so legendary it’s only slightly exaggerated.

Psy317 Episode 7 That’s no Moon…its a Grammar System.mp3