Course: PSY309-LIN309
Instructor: Adele Goldberg
S 2017

Description of Course Goals and Curriculum

The goal of the course is to make clear the many ways in which learning, producing, and comprehending language is an incredible ability. You will be introduced to the basic theoretical ideas, experimental techniques and findings, major controversies, and basic concepts of the psychology of language. This class meets twice a week for 50 minute lectures, and once a week for 50 minute precept. You will have a midterm and final exam.
Make sure to take good lecture notes and always think critically about the material, and how you can apply the material to new situations.

Learning From Classroom Instruction

Most of the learning in this course happens in lecture, and is fleshed out through precept. Lecture slides are posted, and lecture content supplements and expands upon material in the textbook.

Learning For and From Assignments

Weekly textbook readings are important for guiding lecture material, and the exams really make you analyze and apply what you've learned in lecture to new situations and concepts.

External Resources

Julie Sedivy. Language in Mind. 2014. Be sure to use free on-line materials which include helpful glossary, flashcards, chapter outlines.

What Students Should Know About This Course For Purposes Of Course Selection

Take this class even if you aren't a psychology major or a linguistics person! You will learn so much about how the mind works, as language is indicative of many other cognitive functions. You won't regret taking this course!
Psychology of Language

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  • December 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm
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    Make sure to take good lecture notes and always think critically about the material, and how you can apply the material to new situations.

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