Archived Versions

9.59J / 24.905J Psycholinguistics

As taught in: Spring 2005

Diagram of Chinese word order for a relative clause sentence.

The Chinese word order for the relative clause sentence, "The official who the tycoon invited has bad intentions." (Graphic by Prof. Edward Gibson.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Edward Gibson

Course Features

Course Description

This course covers central topics in language processing, including: the structure of language; sentence, discourse, and morphological processing; storage and access of words in the mental dictionary; speech processing; the relationship between the computational resources available in working memory and the language processing mechanism; and ambiguity resolution. The course also considers computational modeling, including connectionist models; the relationship between language and thought; and issues in language acquisition including critical period phenomena, the acquisition of speech, and the acquisition of words. Experimental methodologies such as self-paced reading, eye-tracking, cross-modal priming, and neural imaging methods are also examined.


*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.