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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.601J (Spring 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Language Acquisition I 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • 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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  • 9.601J / 24.949J Language Acquisition I



    Spring 2002




    Course Highlights


    The course consists of lectures on the fundamentals of first language acquisition over a variety of topics, especially in relation to linguistic theory. The topics covered will include syntax, semantics and phonology in development. Lecture notes from two of the course's key lectures are included.


    Course Description


    Lectures, reading, and discussion of current theory and data concerning the psychology and biology of language acquisition. Emphasizes learning of syntax and morphology, together with some discussion of phonology, and especially research relating grammatical theory and learnability theory to empirical studies of children.

     

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