Units of Language

Units of language

A sentence—the largest unit of language—can be broken down into progressively smaller units: phrases, morphemes, and phonemes. In all languages, phonemes and morphemes form words, which can be combined into phrases and ultimately into sentences.

Yes, I understand shit is coming out of your mouth, but please don’t confuse your ability to speak as an understanding of what is being said. I get it, your Broca’s area is working just fine, but your Wernicke’s area has no idea of what what is being said. Please take a moment and shut your mouth and try and understand for once that your ability is not to the highest of standards.

It is with utter amazement that these area of the brain were discovered in 1861 & 1871, which in itself is why it is so dam interesting.






Work cited from:

Frohardt, R. J., Schacter, D. L., Gilbert, D. T., & Wegner, D. M. (2011). Introducing   Psychology, second edition, Daniel L. Schacter, Daniel T. Gilbert, Daniel M. Wegner. New York: Worth.