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Julia R. Herschensohn
LING 580
Seattle Campus

Problems in Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Julia R. Herschensohn
Date: 03/21/2013