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  • PSYCHOLOGY 132    Section:


    Fall Quarter 2004

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41, 100 or consent of instructor.

    Course Goals:

    The course is intended to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the theories and methods involved in the study of human language comprehension and production.


    Lecture and Text Topics:

    The biological foundations of language

    Linguistic principles

    Speech perception

    Word recognition

    Syntax and parsing processes

    Representation and memory for discourse

    Understanding coherent discourse

    Inference processes

    Conversational interaction


    Course Format:


    Lecture:  3 hours (questions, discussion, and demonstrations).


    Exams: Three exams consisting of short-essay questions. Each exam constitutes 25% of

    the final grade.


    Research Proposal:

    Each student will propose an original research project concerning a topic in the area

    of language processing and will submit the project as an APA-style research proposal. The research

    proposal constitutes 25% of the final grade.



    Whitney, P. (1998). The Psychology of Language. New York: Houghton Mifflin.


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    158 Olson T R   4:40 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Debra Long , Ph.D. 101 Young Hall TR 2:10-3:30