This is an intro level course in linguistics as a cognitive science that satisfies the philosophical reasoning requirement general education requirement at UConn.
The course itself is usually organized using HuskyCT (UConn's BlackBoard implementation). I have created this webpage to facilitate sharing of materials with other instructors. I have not included exams, just in case students stumble upon this page.
The course consists of two lectures per week, and one discussion section. The lecture slides are below. The discussion sections are created by graduate teaching assistants, so are not included here. In some years I have offered make-up assignments for students who miss discussion section. Those are included below too.
|3||Articulatory features||Assignment 1|
|8||Principles and Parameters||Assignment 4|
|9||The logical problem of language acquisition|
|10||Acquisition of phonemes||Assignment 5|
|11||Acquisition of Morphemes|
|12||Acquisition of Syntax|
|13||The critical period||Assignment 6|
|14||Williams Syndrome and Specific Language Impairment||Assignment 7|
|15||Philosophy of science|
|17||Language prejudice||Assignment 8|
|18||Introduction to the brain|
|19||Language and the brain||Assignment 9|
|21||Language death and language genesis||Assignment 10|
|22||Animal communication||Assignment 11|