UE914 - LING 203 - Language acquisition and processing

Type d'UE
Séminaires DR/CR
Disciplines
Linguistique, sémantique
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m1-program-13570 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Linguistique
Aires culturelles
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What are the features of the human brain allowing for the existence and re-creation of language? How does the environment contribute to its development? Once language networks have stabilized, how do they shape their perception and production of a variety of stimuli? We draw insights from current and classical research in many disciplines (e.g., linguistic theory & laboratory linguistics, experimental & developmental psychology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, computer modeling) to shed light on a few key psycholinguistic issues ranging from phonology to semantics.

Class 1. Introduction: main features of language; comparison with other communication systems; sub-fields

Class 2. Language evolution and the evolution of language

Comparison with other species, evolution of humans and why and when language appeared, pidgin and creole, emergent sign languages, language change, experimental studies of language evolution

Class 3. Language-specific perception: generating and testing alternative models of language-specific influence on perception

Class 4. Word Learning: linguistic, perceptual & memory constraints on word learning across development

Class 5. Understanding and producing words (adults): Classic models and bilingualism.

Class 6. Second language acquisition

Class 7. Acquisition of syntax: From infancy to adolescence.

Class 8. Interactions across linguistic levels and beyond; bottom-up, top-down, and mixed models of language.

Class 9. Adult syntax.

Class 10. Reading and writing - in the brain, different writing systems and their effect on cognitive and linguistic processing and development

Class 11. Developmental and acquired language disorders; modelling language.

Class 12. Language in a social context: Conversation analysis, effects of social structure on language features.

  • Sciences cognitives – M1/S2
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – autre (participation sur un forum), autre (commentaire d'articles)
  • Alejandrina Cristia [référent·e]   chargée de recherche, CNRS / Laboratoire de sciences cognitives et psycholinguistiques (LSCP)
Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Registration procedure (external students) : https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/students/external-students-13501

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

There are no necessary pre-requisites. The following readings/viewings, however, should inspire some questions (provided in largely historical order): http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Broca/aphemie-e.htm

Pinker, S. (1995). Language acquisition. In L. R. Gleitman & M. Liberman (Eds.), An Invitation to Cognitive Science: Language. MIT Press. http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_savage_rumbaugh_on_apes_that_write http://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/linguistics-everyday-life#Domain

  • Autre lieu Paris
    ENS - 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris (salle à préciser)
    2nd semestre / hebdomadaire, lundi 14:00-17:00
    du 1er février 2021 au 17 mai 2021


Intervenant·e·s


  • Alejandrina Cristia [référent·e]   chargée de recherche, CNRS / Laboratoire de sciences cognitives et psycholinguistiques (LSCP)

Planning


  • Autre lieu Paris
    ENS - 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris (salle à préciser)
    2nd semestre / hebdomadaire, lundi 14:00-17:00
    du 1er février 2021 au 17 mai 2021


Description


Type d'UE
Séminaires DR/CR
Disciplines
Linguistique, sémantique
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m1-program-13570 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Linguistique
Aires culturelles
-

What are the features of the human brain allowing for the existence and re-creation of language? How does the environment contribute to its development? Once language networks have stabilized, how do they shape their perception and production of a variety of stimuli? We draw insights from current and classical research in many disciplines (e.g., linguistic theory & laboratory linguistics, experimental & developmental psychology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, computer modeling) to shed light on a few key psycholinguistic issues ranging from phonology to semantics.

Class 1. Introduction: main features of language; comparison with other communication systems; sub-fields

Class 2. Language evolution and the evolution of language

Comparison with other species, evolution of humans and why and when language appeared, pidgin and creole, emergent sign languages, language change, experimental studies of language evolution

Class 3. Language-specific perception: generating and testing alternative models of language-specific influence on perception

Class 4. Word Learning: linguistic, perceptual & memory constraints on word learning across development

Class 5. Understanding and producing words (adults): Classic models and bilingualism.

Class 6. Second language acquisition

Class 7. Acquisition of syntax: From infancy to adolescence.

Class 8. Interactions across linguistic levels and beyond; bottom-up, top-down, and mixed models of language.

Class 9. Adult syntax.

Class 10. Reading and writing - in the brain, different writing systems and their effect on cognitive and linguistic processing and development

Class 11. Developmental and acquired language disorders; modelling language.

Class 12. Language in a social context: Conversation analysis, effects of social structure on language features.


Master


  • Sciences cognitives – M1/S2
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – autre (participation sur un forum), autre (commentaire d'articles)

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Registration procedure (external students) : https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/students/external-students-13501

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

There are no necessary pre-requisites. The following readings/viewings, however, should inspire some questions (provided in largely historical order): http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Broca/aphemie-e.htm

Pinker, S. (1995). Language acquisition. In L. R. Gleitman & M. Liberman (Eds.), An Invitation to Cognitive Science: Language. MIT Press. http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_savage_rumbaugh_on_apes_that_write http://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/linguistics-everyday-life#Domain