LING 347 - Talking Minds
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Waitlist Capacity:
50
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one of: LING 111 or 210, or PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to the cognitive processes involved in language, memory, and conversation. We will discuss aspects of language comprehension, production, and development, the role of memory in language use, and how human languages compares with communication systems in non-human animals and computers.

  • Are humans unique in their use of language?
  • What is the biological basis for language?
  • Why and how do children learn language?
  • What is the relationship between language and thought?

Students will learn what is known (and what is still unknown) about how language is processed. In addition, students will learn about the relationship between theories and hypotheses in cognitive science, and explore a variety of state-of-the-art methods in psycholinguistic research.

Course Requirements:

Students complete weekly questions associated with the readings and several short analysis papers throughout the term. There is a final term paper.

Intended Audience:

An introductory background in Linguistics or in Psychology is recommended, but is not required.

Class Format:

Two lectures and one discussion section per week

LING 347 - Talking Minds
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
21728
Open
150
 
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MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
27434
Open
25
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
27435
Open
25
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
27436
Open
25
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
31576
Open
25
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
31577
Open
25
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
31578
Open
25
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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