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PSYC 223
Spring 2011 not offered

How do our minds create the capacity for human language? What are the components of human language? How do we study them using the tools of experimental psychology? This course offers a broad introduction to the central empirical and theoretical foundations in the study of language. Topics covered include phonology, orthography, morphology, syntax, sentence processing, semantics, discourse, metaphor, acquired and congenital language disorders, language and the brain, language acquisition, bilingualism, and the effects of language on thought.

Essential Capabilities: Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
Logical Reasoning: The course will focus on experimental logic and the scientific basis for evaluating data and theories on language.
Quantitative Reasoning: The emphasis will be on primary-source quantitative data which students will learn to read and analyze.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC105
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)

Last Updated on MAY-24-2024
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