Universität Osnabrück
Seminar: Cognitive and Neurophysiological Aspects of Language Acquisition - Details
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Course number 8.3061
Semester SS 2019
Current number of participants 79
Home institute LE Cognitive Science
Courses type Seminar in category Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen
First date Tue , 02.04.2019 14:00 - 16:00, Room: 93/E31
Participants ab 4. Semester
SWS 2
Sprache Englisch
Contact Hours 2
ECTS points 4

Course location / Course dates

93/E31 Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 02/04/19) (14x)

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Prerequisites: KOGW-PM-KNP & KOGW-PM-CL

The seminar will deal with methods, theories and experimental findings concerning the human ability of language acquisition. First, this includes native language acquisition in infants, specifically how infants learn the sounds, words and syntactic structure from birth onwards. Second, we will discuss the specifities of second language acquisition, how it differs from first language acquisition and how it might be neurally implemented. The third topic will be language learning abilities in non-human animals with a specific focus on the question if there is a valid "animal model" for human language learning. After an introduction to methodological approaches to language learning from experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience we will read and discuss important papers from the recent language learning literature.