Adv Sem: Lang Learning and Dev
Language is central to the human experience. All human communities have rich linguistic culture and children around the world learn language without explicit teaching. In fact, if children don't find an accessible language in their environment, they will invent their own. Strikingly, however, children become less skilled at language learning over development, even as they become more skilled in most other areas.
In this seminar we will explore how children learn the forms, meaning, and structure of their language, as well as explore the ways language structure reflects the way human children learn, think, and communicate. We will consider a variety of language environments and situations and a range of potential theoretical accounts of child language learning.
Fulfills the seminar requirement in Psychology.
Satisfies Educational Studies minor requirement.
Prereq: PSY 101 or permission of the instructor. PSY 241 is recommended but not required.
Time 0110 - 0400pm