Five College Consortium

Intro to Language Acquisition

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Linguistics
Course Number: 
411
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
How does a child choose one grammar from a million possible grammars? How are grammar and thought alike and not alike. Stresses the child's use of an inborn linguistic mechanism to produce creative sentences. Acquisition of syntax and semantics from the one-word stage through complex utterances. Linguistic principles as a window to unconscious principles of mind. Recent discoveries in the area of complex syntax. Students learn to search naturalistic data and do a small experiment. Prerequisite: LINGUIST 201.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
80926

Course Sections

Intro to Language Acquisition
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Magda Oiry moiry@linguist.umass.edu TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM Hasbrouck Laboratory room 230