Understanding Speech, Understanding Speakers

  • Hans Hörmann
Part of the Cognition and Language book series (CALS)

Abstract

A suitable introduction to the problems of understanding language is the report of the child psychologist Meumann, which we have already mentioned briefly in Chapter 3. The father with his small boy in his arms goes to the window and asks—in German—“Where is the window?” The child points to the window and says, “Da!” (there!). Meumann senior then asks: “Où est la fenêtre?” and then in English, “Where is the window?” Both times the child points to the window and says, “Da!” And when the father finally asks (again in German), “Where is the door?” the child points to the window again and says, “Da!”

Keywords

Speech Sound Individual Word Semantic Description Linguistic Structure Definite Article 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Hörmann
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  1. 1.Late of Ruhr UniversityBochumFederal Republic of Germany

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