This course provides an overview of the cognitive and neural processes and representations that underlie language abilities. Core topics include first language acquisition, second language acquisition and bilingualism, speech comprehension, and reading. Insights into these different abilities will be provided from research using behavioural, neuroimaging, computational, and neuropsychological techniques.
Priority will be given to students in the Specialist, Specialist Co-op and Major programs in Psychology, Mental Health Studies and Neuroscience. Students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op program in Psycholinguistics and the Minor program in Psychology will be admitted as space permits.