LSA 138: Language development in infancy and early childhood

Daniel Swingley | session 1 | MW 8:30 – 10:15, 101 Moffitt Hall

Infants are often called "prelinguistic" for much of the first year. Yet infants are known to be capable learners before they begin to talk. In this course we will review what is known about infants' language learning early in life, and will discuss how this learning contributes to later phases of language acquisition. Topics will include developmental perception, categorization, phonetic development, phonological interpretation, word learning, and the beginnings of grammatical development.

Reading: Selected materials available online.

Areas of linguistics: Language development and psycholinguistics

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