LING 347 - Talking Minds
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one of: LING 111 or 210, or PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
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:

Human minds are unique in their capacity for language, yet other animals and computers also have communication systems. This course introduces students to theoretical issues in language and memory, conversation, and “primitive language behavior” in young humans, non-human animals, and computers. Are humans unique in their use of language? How do we remember sentences we’ve heard/read? What is the biological basis for language? Why and how do children learn language? What is the relationship between language and thought? We investigate the cognitive processes underlying language processing, comparing human language abilities with those of computers and animals. Students will learn what is known (and what is still unknown!) about language processing in those areas. In addition, students will learn about the relationship between theories and hypotheses, and explore different methodologies by which psycholinguistic hypotheses can be tested.

LING 347 - Talking Minds
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
5Ling (Maj or Minor)
25Enrollment Management
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9781841693828
The psychology of language : from data to theory, Author: Trevor A. Harley., Publisher: Psychology Press 3. ed. 2008
ISBN: 1557987912
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, Publisher: American Psychological Assoc. 5. ed., 7. 2004
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