LING 347 - Talking Minds
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
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.
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This course introduces students to theoretical issues in the psychology of language. Are humans unique in their use of language? What is the biological basis for language? What is the relationship between language and thought? Why and how do children learn language? What is the difference between first and second language acquisition? We investigate the cognitive processes underlying visual word recognition and reading, spoken word recognition and speech perception, syntactic processing, word meaning and semantics, speech production, and sentence and discourse comprehension. We consider language use is everyday conversation and the dance of dialogue. We compare human language abilities with those of computers and animals. 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
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9781841693828
The psychology of language : from data to theory, Author: Trevor A. Harley., Publisher: Psychology Press 3. ed. 2008
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