LING440: Grammars and Cognition

Syllabus

Tentative Schedule

Date Topic Readings Assignment
Monday, Jan. 25 SNOW DAY    
Wednesday, Jan. 27 Introduction    
Monday, Feb. 1 Methodological Supremacy Gibson & Fedorenko (2013), p. 88-103
Sprouse & Almeida (2013)
RR1
Wednesday, Feb. 3 Production - processing stages   Lab 1a due
Monday, Feb. 8 Production - phonological representation Fromkin (1971) RR2
Wednesday, Feb. 10 Production - processing stages    
Friday Feb. 12     Lab 1b due
Lab 1b data
Monday, Feb. 15 SNOW DAY    
Wednesday, Feb. 17 Production - processing stages Momma, Slevc & Phillips (2015) RR3
Monday, Feb. 22 Speech perception Ladefoged on vowels and stops (p. 31-51)  
Wednesday, Feb. 24 Speech perception Ladefoged & Broadbent (1957)
Dehaene excerpt
RR4
Friday, Feb. 26     Lab 2 due
sound file 1
sound file 2
Monday, Feb. 29 Speech perception Goldstone and Hendricks (2010), p. 1-5
RR5
Wednesday, Mar. 2 Speech perception Kazanina, Phillips, & Idsardi (2006)
Kharlamov, Campbell, & Kazanina (2011)
RR6
Monday, Mar. 7 Sentence processing - memory retrieval and grammar    
Wednesday, Mar. 9 MIDTERM    
Monday, Mar. 14
SPRING BREAK
Wednesday, Mar. 16
SPRING BREAK
Monday, Mar. 21 Sentence processing - memory retrieval and grammar    
Wednesday, Mar. 23 Sentence processing - memory retrieval and grammar Sturt (2003), p. 542-553 (Exp. 1 only) RR7
Friday, Mar. 25     Lab 3a due
Monday, Mar. 28 Sentence processing - prediction and grammar    
Wednesday, Mar. 30 Sentence processing - prediction and grammar DeLong, Urbach & Kutas (2005) RR8
Monday, Apr. 4 Sentence processing - ambiguity and garden paths    
Wednesday, Apr. 6 Sentence processing - good-enough Ferreira, Christianson, & Hollingworth, 2001, p. 1-10;16-19 RR9
Monday, Apr. 11 Second language processing - good-enough Omaki & Schulz (2011) RR10
Lab 3b due
Wednesday, Apr. 13 Universal Grammar Jackendoff Ch. 4 RR11 **proposal brainstorming**
Monday, Apr. 18 Acquisition and Innateness Eimas et al. (1971)
Kuhl & Miller (1975)
RR12
Wednesday, Apr. 20 Acquisition and Innateness Werker & Tees (1984)  
Saturday, Apr. 23     Lab 3c due
Lab 3c data
Monday, Apr. 25 Probabilistic learning Saffran, Aslin, & Newport (1996)
Marcus, Fernandes & Johnson (2007)
RR13
Wednesday, Apr. 27 Reading and innateness Dehaene Ch. 2 RR14
Monday, May 2 Reading and innateness Dehaene Ch. 3 RR15
First draft of proposal due
Wednesday, May 4 Second Language Acquisition    
Monday, May 9 Second Language Acquisition McLaughlin, Osterhout & Kim, 2004 RR16
Friday May 13     Final draft of proposal due
Wednesday May 18
1:30-3:30pm FINAL EXAM