LING 497 - Capstone Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Brain and Language: The State-of-the-Art
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
LING 313, 315 and 316.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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Language is a biological system unique to humans. What can we learn about this system by studying the brain, and how can we better understand the brain through the lens of language? To answer this question successfully linguists must engage with neuroscience, psychology, neurology, clinical practice, and more. Here, we take on this challenge. After learning foundational methods in brain imaging, we will engage with state-of-the-art research with topics chosen by you (some examples: The neural bases of sign language; neural plasticity and multi-lingualism; developmental language disorders and the brain, social neuroscience meets linguistics, etc.) In this class you will learn to read neuroscience papers with a focus on their impact for your own interests in linguistic theory and practice.

Course Requirements:

Weekly readings; multi-stage original research project

Intended Audience:

Upper-level students in Linguistics and Cognitive Science


LING 497 - Capstone Seminar
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002 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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