Research Seminar "Introduction to Experimental Linguistics"
- The goal of the course is to introduce students to the basics of the experimental approach to language and a variety of experimental techniques employed in contemporary linguistics.
- Students will understand the basic logic of the experimental design.
- Students will be familiar with various experimental methods
- Students will be able to set up a simple experimental design as well as analyze the data.
- Mental lexiconBehavioral tasks: word associations. Behavioral tasks: semantic relations and definitions
- Linguistic Relativity and Spatial RelationsExperiments used to test the Linguistic Relativity hypothesis. Behavioral tasks: space and object categorization
- Experimental syntax and sentence processingTesting grammaticality judgments. Eye tracking and Neuroimaging.
- Practical application of experimental skillsCollecting and Analyzing Data. Student Presentations.
- CourseworkPresentations and team projects.
- Term paperThe term paper is a revised and finalized version of a) the elaborated presentation b) team project c) individual research essay. It is 8-10 pg. long (Times New Roman, 12 pt., double-spaced).
- Levinson, S. C., & Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik, N. N. (2003). Space in Language and Cognition : Explorations in Cognitive Diversity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=112654
- Jackson, M. K. (2012). Psychology of Language. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=541057
- Space in language and cognition: Explorations in cognitive diversity. (2003). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsnar&AN=edsnar.oai.repository.ubn.ru.nl.2066.105607