Sally M. Davis
How lexical and phonological information are used in
language processing by children, adults, native, and nonnative speakers.
Current research on spoken language comprehension examines the
use of the relationship between lexical category
and stress pattern, vowel type, and number of syllables.
Psychology 205 Experimental Methods and Statistics
By the end of the course you should be able to understand the role of
chance in experimentation, understand the results section in scientific
reports, be able to gather data, and make a preliminary examination that
is effective and responsible.
Psychology 212 Human Cognition
Analysis of mental processes and mental architecture. Topics
include: Attention, Pattern recognition, Memory, Imagery, Language, and
Psychology 324 Psycholinguistics
I. What is language? Is a "communication system" an adequate answer?
Bryn Mawr College page.
II. What is the biological foundation of language? How are the sounds, structure, and semantics of language acquired, organized in the brain, impaired or spared in old age and brain injury? What are the consequences of poor input (isolated deaf, feral children, pidgin languages)? What are the consequences of poor endowment (Down's syndrome children)?
III. How to analyze conversation as flow of information. Use: Pattern recognition, memory, attention, and reasoning. Some consideration of language as social interaction
IV. Language and intelligence; different writing systems; learning to read.