ENGL 890 (01) - Special Topics in Linguistics

Special Topics in Linguistics

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 56321
An advanced course on a topic to be chosen by the instructor. Inquire at the English department office for a full course description each time the course is offered. Topics such as word formation, dialectology, linguistic theory and language acquisition, language and culture, cross-disciplinary studies relating to linguistics. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. (Not offered every year.)
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Instructors: Sean Madigan

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 1:10pm - 2:00pm HS 107
Additional Course Details: 

SP20 Special Topic: Language & the Brain  In this course we will explore how language is organized and processed in the brain. We will begin with an in-depth look at neural anatomy and physiology, as well as neural function. Related to these topics will be examining current neuroimaging techniques. Having established a basic understanding of these things, we will move on to explore both normal and abnormal language function (i.e. the aphasias) in the brain. In order to establish a more complete understanding, all (or most) areas of the grammar will be looked at with regards to neural function. This will include discussions of the neural instantiation of phonetics and phonology, word understanding and sentence comprehension.


Textbook: Kemmerer, David (2015). Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. Psychology Press: New York, NY.