CG45
Language and the Mind
Some Characteristics of Human Language

 
Elements
Properties
Functions
Language Systems
Psychological Processes/Systems (Modules?)
Phones 

Phonemes 

Syllables 

Morphemes 

Words 

Grammatical categories 

Phrases 

Utterances 

Sentences 

Conversational Turns 

Discourses

Automatized

Learnable 

Arbitrary 

Conventional 

Discrete 

Open 

Creative 

Hierarchically combinatoric 

Discrete infinity 

Semantic 

Duality of patterning 

Lexical/Functional symbols

Communication 

Entertainment 

Ritual 

Persuasion 

Instruction 

Intimidation 

Emotional Expression 

Thinking 

Phonology

Morphology 

Syntax 

Semantics 

Pragmatics 

Prosody

Speech perception 

Word segmentation 

Lexicon 

Lexical access 

Parsing 

Speech production 

Full glossary of psycholinguistic terms