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 enrolled in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op program in Neuroscience Cognitive stream, and the Specialist/Specialist Co-op and Major program in Psychology and Mental Health Studies. Students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op program in Psycholinguistics and the Minor program in Psychology will be admitted as space permits.