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LANGUAGE AND MIND Elective Fall term 2012/2013 Larisa Avram Week TOPICS READINGS 1-3 THE LANGUAGE FACULTY. *Cattell, R. 2000: Children s Language, London/New York: A BIOLINGUISTIC APPROACH Continuum, Chapters

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LANGUAGE AND MIND Elective Fall term 2012/2013 Larisa Avram Week TOPICS READINGS 1-3 THE LANGUAGE FACULTY. *Cattell, R. 2000: Children s Language, London/New York: A BIOLINGUISTIC APPROACH Continuum, Chapters 3 and 5. [R2] Part 1: Colorless green ideas sleep furiously, The Human Language Series, part 1. **Chomsky, N Language and Problems of Knowledge, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, Chapter 1, A Framework for Discussion, pp [R1] Part 2: language as part of our biological endowment language as a faculty of the human mind I-language vs. E-language language specific properties other factors which are part of language design Chomsky, N The biolinguistic perspective after 50 years. Lecture at Università di Firenze. Quaderni del Dipartimento di Linguistica - Università di Firenze 14 : /QDFL14_2004_02-chomsky.pdf ***Jackendoff, R., S. Pinker The nature of the language faculty and its implications for evolution of language (Reply to Fitch, Hauser, and Chomsky), Cognition 97: [od] ***Hauser, M.D., N. Chomsky, W. T. Fitch The Faculty of Language: what is it, who has it, and how did it evolve?, Science, vo..298, [R2] also available at *Isac, D., C. Reiss I-Language. An Introduction to Linguistics as Cognitive Science. New York: Oxford University Press. Chapter 1: What is I-language? pp. 3-19, and Chapter 3: Approaches to the Study of language, pp [od] ***Jenkins, L Biolinguistics. Exploring the Biology of Language. Cambridge University Press. 4 5 THE INNATENESS HYPOTHESIS Part 1: The Language Game. The Human Language Series, part 2. ***Pinker, S., R. Jackendoff 2007 The Faculty of Language: What s Special about it?, Cognition [od] ***Chomsky, N A Review of Skinner s Verbal Behaviour, Language 35 (1): [R1] Chomsky, N Poverty of stimulus: unfinished business. Lecture presented in the lecture series Sprache und Gehirn - Zur Sprachfähigkeit des Menschen organized by Angela D. Friederici in the context of the Johannes Gutenberg endowed professorship summer available at: ***Crain, S Language acquisition in the absence of experience, Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14: [od] Part 2: from behaviourism to the innateness hypothesis (IH) main arguments in favour of the IH *Jackendoff, R Patterns in the mind. Language and Human Nature, BasicBooks. Part I, 1 (pp. 3-7) and 3 (pp ). [od] **Pinker, S The Language Instinct, Penguin Books, Chapter 1, pp [R1] 6 7 THE CRITICAL PERIOD HYPOTHESIS Part 1: The CPH Language acquisition and the Critical Period Hypothesis evidence in favour of the CPH (feral children, L2 learning, the linguistic development of cochlear-implanted (CI) children, neurolinguistics) Part 2: Genie, the wild child *Uriagereka, J On Rhyme and Reason, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, Chapter 1, part 1.1. The Mystery of Language Acquisition, pp [od] ***The Linguistic Review 2002, 19 (special issue on the poverty of the stimulus argument). [od] Textbook: Chapter 1, pp , Chapter 2: pp *Curtiss, S Genie: a psycholinguistic study of a modern-day wild-child. New York: Academic Press. [od] *Curtiss, S., V. Fromkin, S. Krashen, D. Rigler, M. Rigler The Linguistic Development of Genie. Language 50 (3), pp [od] **Lenneberg, E Toward a biological theory of language development. In M. H. Johnson (ed.) Brain Development and Cognition. A Reader, Blackwell, pp [R1] *Newport, E Maturational constraints on language learning, Cognitive Science 14: [R1] *Seliger, H.W Implications of a multiple critical periods hypothesis for second language learning. In W. Ritchie (ed.) Second Language Research. New York: Academic Press. pp [od] Textbook: Chapter 1, pp BRAIN ORGANIZATION FOR LANGUAGE left-hemisphere dominance for language the role of the right hemisphere on the autonomy of the language module the modularity hypothesis arguments in favour of modularity: aphasia: Broca s aphasia, Wernicke s *R. Cattell 2000: Children s Language, London/New York: Continuum, Chapters 9 and 10 The two hemispheres of the brain [R2] *Fabbro, F The Neurolinguistics of Bilingualism. An Introduction, East Sussex, UK: Biddles Ltd, Guildford and King s Lynn,. [od] ***Fodor, J.A The Modularity of Mind. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. *Fromkin, V Some thoughts about the 2 aphasia// aphasia and age // aphasia and bilingualism. brain/mind/language interface, Lingua 100: [R1] *Obler, L.K., K. Gjerlow Language and the Brain, pp , Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press [R1] LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT *Pinker, S The Language Instinct, Penguin Books, Chapter 10, pp [R1] Textbook: pp **Bellugi, U., S. Marks, A. Bihrle, H. Sabo 1993 Dissociation between language and cognitive functions in Williams syndrome. In D. Bishop, K. Mogford (eds.) Language Development in Exceptional Circumstances (pp ), Hove (UK), Hillsdale (USA): Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [R1] general-purpose intelligence and language acquisition evidence in favour of the dissociation between language and cognitive development ***Brock, J., C. Jarrold, E.K.Farran, G.Laws, D.M.Riby Do children with Williams Syndrome really have good vocabulary knowledge? Methods for comparing cognitive and linguistic abilities in developmental disorders. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 21(9): [od] Christopher Laura SLI Williams syndrome individuals **Clahsen, H., & Almazan, M Syntax and morphology in Williams Syndrome. Cognition 68: **Curtiss, S Developmental dissociations of language and cognition. In L. Obler, L. Menn (eds.) Exceptional Language and Linguistics, Academic Press, pp [R1] **Gopnik, M Feature blindness: A case study, Language Acquisition 1: [R1] * Jackendoff, R Patterns in the mind. Language and Human Nature, BasicBooks, Part III, [od] **Karmiloff-Smith, A Beyond Modularity. A Developmental Perspective on Cognitive Science. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. Chapter 2 : The Child as a Linguist, pp and Chapter 7: Nativism, Domain Specificity, and Piaget s Constructivism, pp [R1] Karmiloff-Smith, A., Brown, J. H., Grice, S., & Peterson, S Dethroning the myth: cognitive dissociations and innate modularity in Williams Syndrome. Developmental Neuropsychology, 23(1 and 2): [od] *Leonard, L.B Children with Specific Language Impairment, Cambridge MA/London, England: The MIT Press, Chapter 2. [od] 3 ***Marini, A., S. Martelli, C. Gagliardi, F. Fabbro, R. Borgatti 2010 Narrative language in Williams Syndrome and its neuropsycological correlates. Journal of Neurolinguistics [od] ***Perovic, A., K. Wexler 2007 Complex grammar in Williams Syndrome. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 21(9): [od] **Smith, N., I-M Tsimpli The Mind of a Savant: Language Learning and Modularity. Oxford: Blackwell. [od] Smith, N., I-M Tsimpli, G. Morgan, B. Woll 2011 The Signs of a Savant. Language against the Odds. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press. **van der Lely, H. K. J Language and cognitive development in a grammatical SLI boy: modularity and innateness. Journal of Neurolinguistics 10: [od] Textbook: Chapter 1, pp THE THEORY OF MIND AND LINGUISTIC DEVELOPMENT towards a definition of the theory of mind (ToM) ToM and the acquisition of vocabulary ToM and the acquisition of modality ToM and pragmatics Autism and language acquisition **Baron-Cohen, Leslie, A., Frith, U Does the autistic child have a theory of mind? Cognition 21: *Bloom, P How Children Learn the Meanings of Words. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 55-65, [od] ***Hollebrandse, B The Acquisition of the Sequence of Tenses. Chapters 3 and 4. Unplubished Phd, UMass Amherst. [R2] **Papafragou, A Modality and theory of mind: Perspectives from language development and autism. In S. Barbiers, F. Beukema & W. van der Wurff (eds.) Modality and its interaction with the verbal system, Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [R2] *Perner, J What is theory of mind? Chapter in M. Bennett (ed.) Developmental psychology: achievements and prospects. [R2] **Smith, N., I. M. Tsimpli 1996 Modules and quasimodules: language and theory of mind in a polyglot savant, UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 8: [R2] **Tager-Flusberg, H Language and Understanding Minds: Connections in Autism. In S. Baron-Cohen, H. Tager-Flusberg, & D. J. Cohen (eds.) Understanding other minds: Perspectives from autism and developmental cognitive neuroscience. Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp **de Villiers, J Language and Theory of Mind: What are the developmental relationships? In S. Baron-Cohen, H. Tager-Flusberg, & D. J. Cohen (eds.) Understanding other minds: Perspectives from autism and developmental cognitive neuroscience. Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp LANGUAGE AND MIND: CONCLUSIONS NOAM CHOMSKY: LANGUAGE AND MIND, LECTURE AT PRINCETON **Chomsky, N On Nature and Language, Cambridge University Press. Chapter 3 Language and the Brain, pp [od]. Chomsky, N Biolinguistics and the Human Capacity, talk at MTA Budapest, May [od]. ***Chomsky, N Three factors in language design, Linguistic Inquiry 36(1): [R2] also available at Chomsky, N Of minds and language, Biolinguistics 1: [od]. Textbook: Avram, L ON Introduction to Language Acquisition from a Generative Perspective. Bucureşti: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti. R1 = READER Language & Mind I Universitatea din Bucureşti 2003 (compiled by Larisa Avram) R2 = READER Language & Mind II Universitatea din Bucureşti 2007 (compiled by Larisa Avram) The studies marked with and asterisk (*) are the most accessible ones. At the other end of the scale are the *** - marked studies, which are for the highly motivated student. 5 6
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