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BCSC 152: Lecture Schedule (Tentative)

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(It is expected that you read the readings before each class meeting.)

Week
Date
Topic
Readings
1
08/26
Course requirements; Introduction
 
2.1
08/31
What is psycholinguistics?
Ch. 1. p. 3-16, 22 (themes & controversies) -27
2.2
09/02
Design features of language; human vs. animal communication
Ch. 3. p. 52 - 65
3.1
09/07
A crash course on linguistic descriptions (part 1: sounds)
Ch. 2. p. 30-37
3.2
09/09
Brain and language
Ch. 3. p. 67 (Biological basis) – 77
4.1
09/14
Homework 1 due
Brain and language
Aphasia
Ch. 3. p. 67 (Biological basis) – 77
Ch. 13. p. 433-443 Supplemental readings
4.2
09/16
Language production
Ch. 13. p. 396 - 409
5.1
09/21
Quiz 1
Language production
Ch. 13. p. 410-415, 426 (Phonological encoding) - 432
5.2
09/23
Speech perception and Spoken word recognition
Ch. 9. p. 258 - 270
6.1
09/28
Homework 2 Due
Spoken word recognition
Ch. 9. p. 270 - 281
6.2
09/30
Neurolinguistic findings of speech perception
Supplemental readings
7.1
10/05
Quiz 2
Neurolinguistic findings of speech perception
Supplemental readings
7.2
10/07
Visual word recognition
Ch. 6. p. 167 - 178
8.1
10/12
Fall break
 
8.2
10/14
Midterm review with Q&A
 
9.1
10/19
MIDTERM
 
9.2
10/21
Visual word recognition and dyslexia
Ch. 6. p. 183 – 192, Ch. 7. p. 220 - 225
10.1
10/26
A crash course on linguistic descriptions (part 2: syntax)
Ch. 2. p. 37-42
10.2
10/28
Sentence processing
Ch. 10. p. 287-298
11.1
11/02
Homework 3 due
Comprehension
Ch. 12. p. 360 - 370
11.2
11/04
Quiz 3
Comprehension and understanding discourse
Ch. 12. p. 371 - 375 & Ch. 14. p. 450 - 458
12.1
11/09
First language acquisition
Ch. 4. p. 104 – 114, 119 - 124
12.2
11/11
First language acquisition
Homework 4 due
Ch. 4. p. 125 – 128, 136 – 143, Ch. 3. p. 78 - 83
13.1
11/16
Guest lecture on language development by Prof. Kurumada
 
13.2
11/18
Quiz 4
Cognitive processes and second language acquisition
Ch. 5. p. 153 – 159, Ch. 15. p. 460 – 463, 468 - 472
14.1
11/23
Individual differences in second language acquisition
Darcy, Park & Yang (2015)
14.2
11/25
Thanksgiving (No Class)
 
15.1
11/30
Guest lecture on ASL (To be confirmed)
 
15.2
12/02
Wrap up and review
 
16.1
12/07
Final exam: 12:30pm at Bausch Lomb 109