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Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition is an area of psycholinguistics that studies how humans come to learn their native tongue. We will take a cognitive science approach to this topic by asking what sorts of mental computations and representations support language acquisition. We will explore some fundamental questions pertaining to these topics, including: how do infants learn about things in the world, and how do they learn the names for these things? How do they acquire the meanings of abstract words, such as “believe” and “not”? How is the language we learn related to how we think about the world?


Professor: John Trueswell (abre em nova janela)

Instituição: University of Pennsylvania (abre em nova janela)

Língua ministrada: Inglês

Carga horária: 15 horas

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