LING440: Grammars and Cognition

Syllabus

Tentative Schedule

Date Topic Readings Assignment
Tues. Aug 29 Introduction    
Thurs. Aug 31 Production - Words
Reading Experimental Papers
Ivanova & Costa (2008) RR1
Tues. Sept 5 Production - Words Levelt et al. (1999), p. 1-6 Lab 1a due
Thurs. Sept 7 Production - Phrases Brown-Schmidt & Konopka (2008) RR2
Tues. Sept 12 Production - Sentences Momma, Slevc & Phillips (2015) RR3
Thurs. Sept 14 Production - Linguistic Theory Fromkin (1971) p. 27-36 RR4
Tues. Sept 19 Comprehension - Lexical Access   Lab 1b due
Lab 1b data
Thurs. Sept 21 Comprehension - Lexical Access; ERP measures McLaughlin, Osterhout & Kim, 2004 RR5
Tues. Sept 26 Sentence Comprehension and Lexical Prediction    
Thurs. Sept 28 Sentence Comprehension and Lexical Prediction Borovsky et al. (2012) RR6
Tues. Oct 3 Sentence Comprehension and Memory    
Thurs. Oct 5 Sentence Comprehension - Memory and Grammar Schlueter, Momma & Lau (in prep) RR7
Tues. Oct 10 Sentence Comprehension - Memory and Grammar; eye-tracking Sturt (2003), p. 542-553 (Exp. 1 only) RR8
Thurs. Oct 12 Sentence Comprehension and Syntactic Prediction handout  
Fri. Oct 13     Lab 2 due
Tues. Oct 17 Sentence Comprehension in L2 - Prediction and Grammar Omaki & Schulz (2011) RR9
Thurs. Oct 19 Sentence Comprehension and Grammar    
Tues. Oct 24 MIDTERM    
Thurs. Oct 26 Speech Perception Basics Ladefoged on speech (p. 31-51) RR10
Tues. Oct. 30 Speech Perception Basics and Neuroanatomy, continued    
Thurs. Nov. 2 Comprehending accented speech Hanulikova et al. (2012) RR11
RR12 - proposal brainstorming
Friday, Nov. 3     Lab 3 due
Tues. Nov. 7 Speech Perception in Context Ladefoged & Broadbent (1957) RR13
Thurs. Nov. 9 L1/L2 processing of genitive in Turkish (Basak Karatas)    
Friday, Nov. 10     First version of materials for Lab 4a due
Tues. Nov. 14 Categorical Perception Goldstone and Hendricks (2010), p. 1-5
Kazanina, Phillips, & Idsardi (2006)
RR14
Thurs. Nov. 16 Acquisition and Innateness Eimas et al. (1971)
Kuhl & Miller (1975)
RR16
Tues. Nov. 21 Acquisition and Innateness   First draft of proposal due
Thurs. Nov 23
THANKSGIVING
Tues. Nov 28 Acquisition and Innatenesss Weikum et al. (2012) RR17
Thurs. Nov 30 Acquisition and Innateness Dehaene Ch. 2 (p. 53-82; 93-98) RR18
Tues. Dec 5 Acquisition and Innateness Dehaene Ch. 3 (p. 122-150) RR19
Wed. Dec 6     Lab 4b due
Lab 4b data
Thurs. Dec 7 Wrap-up; Policy Implications    
Monday Dec 11     Final draft of proposal due
Tuesday Dec 19, 10:30am FINAL EXAM