LING 756 - The Development of Language and Communication Skills
Fall 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics


Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing in Psychology and permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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One of the most remarkable feats of childhood is the child's ability to learn a first language. This course will examine how children accomplish this task. We will focus on a wide range of empirical studies and theoretical analyses examining typical and atypical language development, with special focus on children’s lexical (vocabulary) development and its relation to other aspects of language. Other topics include infant speech perception, phonology, syntax, pragmatics, language disorders, relations between spoken and written language, and language and thought.

Course Requirements:

Students will be expected to contribute to class discussion, write a term paper, and make a presentation.

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Class Format:

The format is a mixture of lecture and discussion.


LING 756 - The Development of Language and Communication Skills
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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