Cognitive Linguistics: Definition & Skills


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What is linguistics?

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1. How did scientists such as Jean Piaget and B.H. Skinner believe that people came to understand the meaning or words and sentence structure?

2. What movement did Noam Chomsky famously start within the linguistic community?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll have the chance to review your knowledge of cognitive linguistics and people who have made an impact on linguistics by using the quiz/worksheet combo. Specifically for the quiz, you'll need to know what syntax and semantics are as well as the movement started by Noam Chomsky.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these resources any time to check your knowledge of:

  • What linguistics are
  • How B.H. Skinner and Jean Piaget believed people learned words and sentence structure
  • Syntax and semantics
  • The term that Chomsky coined for people's innate ability to learn language
  • The movement that Noam Chomsky is famous for starting within the linguistic community

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the meaning of linguistics
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on cognitive linguistics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Chomsky's coined term for people's innate ability to learn language and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Cognitive Linguistics: Definition & Skills is a lesson that is useful for helping you learn more about these linguistic topics. Goals you can complete include:

  • Determine why linguistics is important
  • See how people use language
  • Analyze the focus of cognitive linguistics
  • Figure out what cognitive linguists believe