HS 815: Language in Cognitive Science

This course deals with the interface areas between the cognitive sciences of Linguistics and Psychology and Neuroscience. Issues to be discussed include Speech perception, Sentence perception and processing, Language production, First language acquisition, Biological foundations of language, aphasiology, evolutionary perspectives on language, Mental lexicon, Lab techniques for analysis, Corpus analysis and Modularity. 

Texts/References 

Bloom, P. (ed.).  Language Acquisition: Core Readings.  MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1993. 

Caplan, D., Language:  Structure, Processing and Disorders. MIT Press, 1993. 

Carroll, D. W., Psychology of Language. Brooks/Cole Publishing, 1999. 

D. Osherson et al. (eds.). An Invitation to Cognitive Science. Vol. 1-3. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1990. 

Hirsh-Pasek, K. and R. Golinkoff. The Origins of Grammar. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1996. 

J. Miller & P. Eimas. Handbook of Perception and Cognition.  Volume 11: Language and Communication. Academic Press, NY, 1995. 

Newmeyer, F. J.  Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey III - Language: Psychological and Biological Aspects.  CUP, 1988.