LING440: Grammars and Cognition

Syllabus

Tentative Schedule

Date Topic Readings Assignments
Wed. Jan. 23 Introduction Traxler p. 1-18  
Mon. Jan. 28
UNIVERSITY LATE OPEN NO CLASS
Wed. Jan. 30 Language and Thought Traxler, p. 18-28 RR
Fri. Feb. 1
 
Lab 1a due
Mon. Feb. 4 Language and Thought Winawer, Witthoft, Frank, Wu, Wade, & Boroditsky (2007) RR
Wed. Feb. 6 Production - overview, speech errors Traxler, p. 37-54
Fromkin, 1971, p. 27-34
RR
Fri. Feb. 8
 
Lab 1b due
Lab 1b data
Mon. Feb. 11 Production - syntactic Vigliocco & Nicol, 1998 RR
Discuss Lab 1 results
Mon. Feb. 18 Production - scope of planning (D. Kush) Ferreira & Swets, 2005 RR
Wed. Feb. 20 Neuroanatomical models of speech production and perception Traxler, p. 479-492 RR
Mon. Feb. 25 Perception - categorical, infants Traxler, p. 325-333
Werker & Tees, 1984
RR
Wed. Feb. 27 Perception - categorical Traxler, p. 54-58
Kazanina, Idsardi & Phillips, 2006
RR
Fri. Mar. 1
 
Lab 2 due
Mon. Mar. 4 Perception - motor theory Traxler p. 58-73
Watkins, Strafella, & Paus, 2003
RR
Discuss Lab 2 results
Wed Mar. 6
SNOW DAY
Fri. Mar. 8     Lab 4a due
Mon. Mar. 11 Lexical - segmentation Traxler, p. 333-343
Saffran, Aslin, & Newport, 1996
RR
Wed. Mar. 13
Midterm Exam
Mon. Mar. 18
SPRING BREAK
Wed. Mar. 20
SPRING BREAK
Mon Mar. 25 Lexical - semantics Traxler p. 79-97
Kutas & Federmeier (2000)
RR
Wed. Mar. 27 Lexical - access Traxler p. 97-101;108-112
Marslen-Wilson & Zwitserlood, 1989
RR
Fri. Mar. 29
 
Lab 3a due
Lab3 data
Mon. Apr. 1 Lexical - access Traxler p. 105-108
Elman & McClelland, 1988
 
Wed. Apr. 3 Lexical - ambiguity Traxler, p. 117-119
Sitnikova, Salisbury, Kuperberg, & Holcomb, 2002
RR
Fri. Apr. 5
 
Lab 3b due
Mon. Apr. 8 Lexical - bilingual Traxler p. 415-436
McLaughlin, Osterhout & Kim, 2004
RR
Wed. Apr. 10 Sentences - dependencies Traxler p. 177-180
Stowe, 1986
RR
Mon. Apr. 15 Sentences - dependencies (D. Kush) Sturt, 2003 RR
Wed. Apr. 17 Sentences - ambiguity resolution Traxler p. 141-153 RR
Mon. Apr. 22 Sentences - ambiguity resolution Traxler p. 153-175
Tanenhaus et al., 1995
RR
Wed. Apr. 24 Sentences - good-enough parsing Traxler p. 175-177
Ferreira, Christianson, & Hollingworth, 2001, p. 1-10;16-19
RR
Fri. Apr. 26
 
Lab 4b due
Lab 4b data
Lab 4 items
Mon. Apr. 29 Sentences - grammar-parser Phillips & Lewis, 2009 p. 1-15 RR
Wed. May 1 Discourse Traxler p. 187-199 RR
Discuss Lab 4 results
Fri. May 3
 
Lab 5 due
Mon. May 6 Discourse Nieuwland, Otten & Van Berkum, 2007 RR
Wed. May 8 Sentences - bilingual McLaughlin et al., 2010 p. 123-135 RR
Fri. May 17
FINAL EXAM 8-10am