East Asian Languages and Cultures | Seminar in East Asian Studies--East Asian Psycholinguistics
E600 | 22886 | Lin, Charles

This course open to graduates only

This course explores selected psycholinguistic aspects of East Asian
languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). Using East Asian
languages as examples, we discuss the processing of various
linguistic components and relate processing data to the theorization
of grammar in general. These components include speech sounds (e.g.,
syllables, tones, and prosody), lexicon, syntax, and semantics.
Articles are not restricted to research on East Asian languages
though special attention will be given to their implications on East
Asian language processing. Tentative themes include the architecture
of grammar and its interfaces, linguistic competence and
performance, the perception of vowels and tones, lexical access and
lexical ambiguity, mass/count distinctions in grammar and cognition,
sentence processing, priming effects, linguistic relativity,
language and other modalities (e.g., spatial cognition), language
production, etc. Knowledge of an East Asian language, though
helpful, is not required. Course requirements include in-class
article presentations, written comments on selected articles, and a
final research proposal.