PSYCH 242 - Language and Human Mind
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Enforced Prerequisites:
Not available to students who have completed LING 103 (courseID 020035), Topic: Language and Mind,(Topic #6).
Other Course Info:
Does not count toward the requirements for the Psychology major.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this course, we will examine the ongoing cognitive revolution in linguistics and psychology. For much of the 20th century, psychologists viewed language as a “behavior” or learned habit, one that children picked up largely by imitating adults, and linguists were concerned with describing individual languages, without much attention paid to what languages had in common. But following the seminal work of Noam Chomsky (and others) in the 1950s and 60s, a new conception of language emerged, one that focuses on the universal properties underlying all human languages, on the cognitive mechanisms underlying the acquisition of language and how language is produced and comprehended, and on language as a uniquely human capacity, a biological feature of the species Homo sapiens. Although the focus will be on these big-picture questions, we will also dive deep into both theoretical and experimental investigations of how language is represented in the mind, of the processes by which children acquire words and grammar, of the question of whether other species have any linguistic abilities, and of the nature of the system known as Universal Grammar.

Schedule

PSYCH 242 - Language and Human Mind
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
  Hybrid
26712
Open
15
 
17
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
26714
Closed
0
 
3
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
26716
Closed
0
 
4
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
26718
Closed
0
 
3
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
26720
Open
1
 
3
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
26722
Open
2
 
2
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
26724
Open
1
 
2
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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