LING 447 - Psychology of Language
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
PSYCH 240.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The sentence “She saw her duck” has several different interpretations. What factors determine which meaning of “duck” we think of? How does this influence the structure of the sentence? Do people ever produce ambiguous sentences like this? This course is designed to familiarize students with experimental research on the cognitive processes that underlie language comprehension and production in normal adults. The focus of the course is on word recognition, syntactic and semantic analysis, and discourse-level processing; language acquisition and speech perception will not be covered. Topics will include lexical and structural ambiguity resolution, models of parsing and sentence understanding, the role of discourse-level information, the planning and production of sentences, and the role of prosody/intonation. This course will be taught at a level appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying linguistics, psychology or cognitive science.

LING 447 - Psychology of Language
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001 (LEC)
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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