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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2010

PSY 333P • Child Language - W - Echols

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43875 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
SEA 2.108
ECHOLS

Course Description

The course will be an advanced introduction to language acquisition. It will cover various theoretical perspectives on language development as well as current knowledge and ongoing research in the areas of phonology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. Topics of current interest, such as language and the brain, bilingualism, and language/thought interactions also will be discussed.

Grading Policy

Three papers, five 1- to 2-page reaction papers, a mid-term and a final exam.

The exams will account for 45% of the course grade; the combined scores for the reaction papers will account for 10%; and the three papers, together, will account for 45% of the course grade.

Texts

Hoff, E., (2001) Language Development. (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. The required reading also includes a packet of articles that will be available from a local copy shop.

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