Julia R. Herschensohn
Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.
The interplay of grammatical representation with its implementation in processing provides insight into L1 and L2 linguistic knowledge. This seminar explores recent research examining L1 and L2 grammar and processing, particularly considering morphological agreement and lexical access through reading.
Student learning goals
Familiarity with the roles of grammatical representation and processing for second language acquisition.
Understanding of theoretical approaches to L2 grammatical representation.
Familiarity with language processing concepts and methodologies.
Familiarity with physiological correlates of language acquisition and bilingualism
Evaluation of theoretical interpretations of processing load for L2 development and final state grammars
Understanding the range of factors that contribute to L2A variability
General method of instruction
Readings of texts and articles, seminar discussion, student presentations and research paper.
Foundation in basic linguistics, familiarity with issues in language acquisition.
Class assignments and grading
Reading, evaluation of proposals in linguistics and other cognitive sciences, original research project.
Participation and oral presentations, Project.