LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Reverse Engineering the Human Language Faculty
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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Description

This course addresses the cognitive processes involved in language and conversation with a focus on mistakes, breakdowns, and language-related pathologies. Through this lens we aim to "reverse engineer" key aspects of the cognitive faculty of language. Students will learn what is known (and what is still unknown) about how language is processed. We will use these topics to learn about the relationship between theories and hypotheses in cognitive science, and to explore a variety of state-of-the-art methods in the cognitive science of language.

Course Requirements:

Weekly readings, two 5-10 page writing assignments and one multi-media project.

Intended Audience:

Upper level students with an interest in Linguistics as a cognitive science; students with a broad range of backgrounds are welcomed (Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, CS, etc.)

Schedule

LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
26606
Open
16
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (SEM)
 In Person
28535
Open
7
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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