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Word Learning: From Sound to Meaning

The seminar will treat various linguistic, cognitive and neurophysiological aspects of word learning at different stages of human development from early infancy to adulthood. Word learning is one of the central processes in language acquisition and provides the basis for constructing sentences and entering into discourse. Which external cues allow us to extract word form and meaning? What kind of cognitive abilities and constraints scaffold the first steps of word acquisition? What is the underlying neural substrate needed for the acquisition of novel words? We will discuss papers from the theoretical field as well as empirical studies in order to develop a firm basis to discuss these questions.

SWS:2
Sprache: Englisch
ECTS-Punkte: 4
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Studienprojekt: Study Project: What eyes and brains tell us about word learning (Part I)

The lecture will treat various cognitive and neurophysiological aspects of processing language and other forms of human communication. The lecture will cover classic neurolinguistic themes, such as for example the neural basis of phonological, lexical-semantic, syntactic processing, language development, second language learning as well as evolutionary precursors of language in nun-human species.

SWS: 6
Sprache: Englisch
ECTS-Punkte: 12
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