LING440: Grammars and Cognition

Syllabus

Tentative Schedule

Date Topic Readings Assignment
Tuesday, Jan. 28 Introduction Jackendoff Ch. 1  
Thursday, Jan. 30 Introduction Chomsky p. 3-4; 9-15 RR1
Monday, Feb. 3     Lab 1a due
Tuesday, Feb. 4 Production Production review  
Thursday, Feb. 6 Production Fromkin (1971), p. 27-34 RR2
Tuesday, Feb. 11 Production Bock (1995) RR3
Thursday, Feb. 13 Production GARY DELL TALK IN BPS 1208  
Friday Feb. 14     Lab 1b due
Lab 1b data
Tuesday, Feb. 18 Production Vigliocco & Nicol (1998) RR4
Thursday, Feb. 20 Speech perception Ladefoged chapter  
Tuesday, Feb. 25 Reading Dehaene, Ch. 1 RR5
Thursday, Feb. 27 Reading Dehaene, Ch. 2 RR6
Friday, Feb. 28     Lab 2 due
sound file 1
sound file 2
Tuesday Mar. 4 Reading Dehaene, Ch. 3 RR7
Thursday Mar. 6 Speech perception Ladefoged & Broadbent (1957) RR8
Tuesday Mar. 11 Categorical perception Naatanen et al. (1997) RR9
Thursday Mar. 13
MIDTERM
Tuesday Mar. 18
SPRING BREAK
Thursday Mar. 20
SPRING BREAK
Tuesday, Mar. 25 Categorical perception Kharlamov, Campbell, & Kazanina (2011)
Kazanina, Phillips, & Idsardi (2006)
RR10
Thursday, Mar. 27 Speech perception: acquisition Eimas et al. (1971)
Kuhl & Miller (1975)
RR11
Tuesday, Apr. 1 Speech perception: acquisition Werker & Tees (1984) RR12
Thursday, Apr. 3 Universal Grammar Jackendoff Ch. 4 RR13
Friday Apr. 4     Lab 3a due
Tuesday Apr. 8 Probabilistic learning Saffran, Aslin, & Newport (1996) RR14
Thursday Apr. 10 Sentence processing Introduction  
Tuesday Apr. 15 Sentence processing Sturt (2003) RR15
Thursday Apr. 17 Language and Thought SUSAN GOLDIN-MEADOW TALK IN BRB 1103 RR16 (sign in at talk)
Tuesday Apr. 22 Sentence processing Traxler & Pickering (1996), highlighted sections only RR17
Thursday Apr. 24 Sentence processing Omaki & Schulz (2011) RR18
Friday Apr. 25     Lab 3b due
Lab 3b Filler-Gap data
Lab 3b Agreement data
Tuesday Apr. 29 Sentence processing Ferreira, Christianson, & Hollingworth, 2001, p. 1-10;16-19 RR19
Thursday May 1 Sentence processing Discuss Lab 3 results  
Friday May 2     First draft of proposal due
Tuesday May 6 Sentence processing Lewis & Phillips (2013) RR20
Thursday May 8 EEG and language processing Review of EEG measures of language  
Tuesday May 13 EEG and language processing McLaughlin, Osterhout & Kim, 2004 RR21
Friday May 16     Final draft of proposal due
Wednesday Mar. 21
10:30am-12:30pm FINAL EXAM