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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.57J (Fall 2001) 
  • Course Title:
  • Language Acquisition 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Ken Wexler

     
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 9.57J / 24.904J Language Acquisition



    Fall 2001




    Course Highlights


    What is it that someone knows, when we say that he or she knows a language? This is the question addressed by linguists and psycholinguists exploring the structure of a language. This course features an extensive reading list. The assignments are in the form of problem sets with solutions. A detailed overview of the subject as well as reviews of the course are located in the study materials


    Course Description


    Covers the major results in the study of first language acquisition concentrating on the development of linguistic structure, including sentence structure and morphology. Universal aspects of development are discussed, as well as a variety of cross-linguistic phenomena. Theories of language learning are considered, including parameter-setting and maturation.


    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

     

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