Linguistics 5701: Psycholinguistics 1

Instructor: William Schuler Meeting time: Wednesday and Friday 12:45am-2:05am in Scott Lab N0044

Prereqs: LING 3701 (371), 3701H (371H), or 5000 (601); or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for LING 615.

Web site: http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/~schuler/courses/5701. The updated syllabus, assignments, slides, etc. will be posted here, so check it regularly.

Textbook: The majority of reading assignments may be found in the required text, available online and locally at the OSU Barnes and Noble bookstore on High St.

"Introduction to Psycholinguistics: Understanding Language Science," Matthew J. Traxler. John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2011. ISBN 978-1-40-519862-2. Additional readings will be available via download from the instructors' course pages (Carmen).

Course Content:

Wk Due: Tuesday (11:59PM) Lecture: Wednesday Due: Thursday (11:59PM) Lecture: Friday
1 8/27 Overview / course logistics (session cancelled)
2 9/2 Traxler ch1 pp. 27‐29 9/3 Overview of field 9/4 Traxler ch2 pp. 37‐54 9/5 Production models, boxologies
3 9/9 Tom Mitchell video lecture 9/10 Cortex, cognitive states, and lemmas 9/11 Traxler ch8 pp. 305‐320 9/12 Dialogue
4 9/16 Pickering & Garrod '04 pp. 169‐190 9/17 Dialogue, student-led presentation 9/18 Traxler ch2 pp. 54‐71 9/19 Speech perception
5 9/23 Strand '99 9/24 Speech perception, student-led presentation 9/25 Traxler ch9 pp. 325‐343 9/26 Speech segmentation
6 9/30 Thiessen & al. '05; Bortfeld & al. '05 10/1 Speech segmentation, student-led presentation 10/2 Traxler ch3 pp. 97‐116 10/3 neural net exercise handout
Word processing, neural nets (TRACE), semantic spaces
7 10/7 Traxler ch3 pp. 116‐128; choose among Language & Cognitive Processes '96, others 10/8 Word processing: experimental approaches 10/9 Traxler ch3 pp. 79‐97, neural net exercise due 10/10 neural net exercise debrief
Word processing: cohort, semantic nets
8 10/14 Traxler ch4 pp. 141‐166 10/15 Sentence processing: history, ambiguity, eye tracking 10/16 Speer & Blodgett '06 10/17 Sentence processing: prosody
9 10/21 Lee & Watson '11 10/22 Sentence processing: prosody, student-led presentation 10/23 Traxler ch4 pp. 166‐180; Pickering & Barry '91 pp. 24‐29 ONLY 10/24 Sentence processing: categories, argument structure, unbounded dependencies
10 10/28 Fedorenko & al. '13 10/29 Sentence processing: memory, student-led presentation 10/30 Pickering & van Gompel '06 pp. 469‐488, proposal abstract and draft references due 10/31 Sentence processing: surprisal, context, reanalysis
11 11/4 Levy '08 11/5 Sentence processing: surprisal, context, reanalysis, student-led presentation 11/6 Traxler ch9 pp. 344‐360 11/7 Acquisition of sentence processing
12 11/11 Arnold & al. '00 11/12 Acquisition of sentence processing, student-led presentation 11/13 Traxler ch6 pp. 241‐260, annotated bibliography due 11/14 Reference
13 11/18 Almor & Eimas '08 11/19 Reference, student-led presentation 11/20 Traxler ch10 pp. 369‐404 11/21 Reading
14 (Thanksgiving break)
15 12/2 Hsu & al. '09, Breen & Clifton '11 12/3 Reading, student-led presentation 12/4 TBA, methods and materials due 12/5 overflow day
16 (end of semester)
17 12/16 project due

Successful course participation involves:

All readings will be made available via Carmen (under Content), and written assignments will be handed in via Carmen Dropbox.

Late Policy:

All deadlines specified in this syllabus are firm, meaning that no late submissions will be accepted barring documented medical or other emergencies.

Students with Disabilities:

Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office for Disability Services will be appropriately accommodated and should inform the instructor as soon as possible of their needs. The Office for Disability Services is located in 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue; telephone 292-3307, TDD 292-0901; http://www.ods.ohio-state.edu/.

Academic Misconduct:

It is the responsibility of the Committee on Academic Misconduct to investigate or establish procedures for the investigation of all reported cases of student academic misconduct. The term `academic misconduct' includes all forms of student academic misconduct wherever committed; illustrated by, but not limited to, cases of plagiarism and dishonest practices in connection with examinations. Instructors shall report all instances of alleged academic misconduct to the committee (Faculty Rule 3335-5-487). For additional information, see the Code of Student Conduct http://studentlife.osu.edu/csc/.

Academic dishonesty is not allowed and will be reported to the University Committee on Academic Misconduct.