Five College Consortium

The Psychology of Language

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Cognitive Science

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Hampshire College
Language is paramount among the capacities that characterize humans. We hold language as a marker of our humanity, and by understanding language we assume that we will understand something important about ourselves. In this course we will ask, and try to answer questions such as the following: What's so special about language? How do we produce sentences? How do we understand them? What might cause us to fail at either task? What is meaning, and how does language express it? Is our capacity for language a biological endowment unique to the human species?

Mind, Brain, and Information Independent Work Writing and Research

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

The Psychology of Language
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Joanna Morris

10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH

Adele Simmons Hall 221