LING440: Grammars and Cognition

Syllabus

Tentative Schedule

Date Topic Readings Assignment
Tuesday, Jan. 27 Introduction Jackendoff Ch. 1  
Thursday, Jan. 29 Introduction Chomsky 1965, p. 3-4; 9-15 RR1
Monday, Feb. 2     Lab 1a due
Tuesday, Feb. 3 Production Production reading (on Canvas) RR2
Thursday, Feb. 5 Production Fromkin (1971) RR3
Tuesday, Feb. 10 Production Production reading (on Canvas) RR4
Thursday, Feb. 12 Speech perception Ladefoged
Sedivy p. 121-127 (optional)
 
Friday Feb. 13     Lab 1b due
Lab 1b data
Tuesday, Feb. 17
SNOW DAY
Thursday, Feb. 19 Reading Dehaene, Ch. 1 (on Canvas) RR6
Tuesday, Feb. 24 Reading Dehaene, Ch. 2 (on Canvas)
Sedivy p. 76-79 (on Canvas)
RR7
Thursday, Feb. 26 SPECIAL EVENT JESSE SNEDEKER TALK IN BRB 1103 RR9 (sign-in sheet)
Friday, Feb. 27     Lab 2 due
sound file 1
sound file 2
Tuesday Mar. 3 Reading Dehaene, Ch. 3 (on Canvas) RR8
Thursday Mar. 5
SNOW DAY
Tuesday Mar. 10 Speech perception Ladefoged & Broadbent (1957) RR10
Thursday Mar. 12
MIDTERM
Tuesday Mar. 17
SPRING BREAK
Thursday Mar. 19
SPRING BREAK
Tuesday, Mar. 24 Speech perception Goldstone and Hendricks (2010), p. 1-5
RR11
Thursday, Mar. 26 Speech perception Kharlamov, Campbell, & Kazanina (2011)
Kazanina, Phillips, & Idsardi (2006)
RR12
Tuesday, Mar. 31 Speech perception: acquisition Eimas et al. (1971)
Kuhl & Miller (1975)
RR13
Thursday, Apr. 2 Speech perception: acquisition Werker & Tees (1984) RR14
Tuesday Apr. 7 Universal Grammar Jackendoff Ch. 4 RR15
Wednesday Apr. 8     Lab 3a due
Thursday Apr. 9 SPECIAL EVENT DAVID POEPPEL TALK IN BRB 1103 RR16 (sign-in sheet)
Tuesday Apr. 14 Probabilistic learning Saffran, Aslin, & Newport (1996)
Marcus, Fernandes & Johnson (2007) - SKIM ONLY
RR17
Thursday Apr. 16 Sentence processing - incrementality and prediction Sedivy p. 279-289; 306-313 (on Canvas) RR18
Tuesday Apr. 21 Sentence processing - application of competence grammar in real-time Sturt (2003), p. 542-553 (Exp. 1 only) RR19
Thursday Apr. 23 SPECIAL EVENT GERRY ALTMANN TALK IN BRB 1103 RR20 (sign-in sheet)
Monday Apr. 27     Lab 3b due
Lab 3b Filler-Gap data
Lab 3b Agreement data
Tuesday Apr. 28 Sentence processing Discuss Lab 3; syntactic ambiguity and garden paths; statistics  
Thursday Apr. 30 Sentence processing Ferreira, Christianson, & Hollingworth, 2001, p. 1-10;16-19 RR21
Friday May 1     First draft of proposal due
Tuesday May 5 Second language processing Omaki & Schulz (2011) RR22
Thursday May 7 Sentence processing Lewis & Phillips (2013) RR23
Tuesday May 12 Second language processing McLaughlin, Osterhout & Kim, 2004 RR24
Saturday May 16     Final draft of proposal due
Wednesday May 20
10:30am-12:30pm FINAL EXAM