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October 31, 2014
 
 
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Courses (2011-2012)



PS366A Introduction to Psycholinguistics

This course introduces the vocabulary and concepts used by psychologists and linguists who study human language. Psycholinguistics stands at the crossroads of linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience. The basic objective of psycholinguistics is to understand how the human mind/brain supports the learning, comprehension, and production of language. The two main objectives for this course are:

· Knowledge: What is the current state of our understanding of language learning and processing?

· Techniques: What experimental and analytic techniques have been used to investigate these issues?

PS102F Introduction to Psychology

This course is intended as a survey course that will introduce students to the full range of the discipline of psychology. While psychology can generally be defined as the study of human behavior and mental processes, we will see that psychology takes many, often very different, forms. For example: How do we learn?; Why do we remember and forget?; What is normal human development?; How and why do we think and feel as we do?

PS331a Language Development

This course provides a basic introduction to children’s language development, including the acquisition of phonology, syntax, and semantics. It focuses on (i) the typical course of language development in first language, second language and bilingual language acquisition, and (ii) the atypical development of children who have conditions such as autism and specific language impairment that affect their ability to acquire language.

The overall objective of the study of language development is to explain the “what, when, how and why” factors in children’s comprehension and production of language. Two other objectives for this course are:

· Knowledge: What is the current state of our understanding of language acquisition?

· Techniques: What experimental and analytic techniques have been used to investigate these issues?





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 Course  Date  Instructor  Room
 PS 366A  TR 2.30 -3.50 p.m. (Fall)
J. Lee
 tba
 PS 102F
 R 4 - 6.50 p.m. (Fall)
J. Lee
 tba
 PS 331a  TR 11.30a.m. - 12.50 p.m. (Winter)
J. Lee
 tba