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  • PSYCHOLOGY 290    Section: 3

    LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

    Winter Quarter 2015

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. See instructor for CRN.
    The goal of this seminar is explore a fundamental scientific question: How do humans learn language? We will read about and discuss how children learn the sounds, words, and syntactic structures of their native languages. The focus will be on mechanism—not simply what kids learn at a given age, but how kids learn. Most readings will address first language acquisition in infancy and childhood, but we will also examine intriguing and controversial topics such as critical period effects, origins of language, bilingualism, & developmental disorders.

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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    Center for Mind and Brain F   1:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Katharine Graf Estes , Ph.D. 102N Young Hall