LING161GSSpring2010AF - 1Ling 161: Psycholinguistics...

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1Ling 161: Psycholinguistics Department of Linguistics and Language Development San José State University Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Swathi Vanniarajan Phone: (408) 924-4444 Office: Clark Hall 477 Class hours: MW 13:30 to 14:45 Course ID: 27144 Class Location: CL310 Office hours: E-mail: [email protected] (Preferred contact) University Catalog description: Psychology of language, Child language acquisition, language disorders, representation of language in the brain, cognitive aspects of linguistic communication, theories of language in linguistics and psychology. Pre requisite: Ling 101 (3 units). Course description: The primary goal of this course is to help you explore and understand how language is acquired and represented in humans. In the process of doing so, we will study how various (psychological as well as psycholinguistic including linguistic) models deal with the mental representation of language, language processing, and language acquisition. We will, however, draw our sources and discussion points from two recently published books that present two mutually exclusive positions and some recently published papers (available in the form of a reader from Maple Press). Areas to be covered: We will focus on the following areas: first language acquisition, second language acquisition, language production, psychology of language processing &
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comprehension (various models including connectionism), mental lexicon, vocabulary acquisition, representation of language in the brain, cognitive aspects of linguistic communication, and language disorders. Course Goal: To help students develop an understanding of the relationship between linguistic theories and areas such as artificial intelligence, cognitive science, language acquisition and learning, human memory, and neurobiology. Course Objectives: At the end of the course, the students will be able to do the
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