LING 607


Below you’ll find the full list of readings for the course. Readings will be posted on Perusall and part of your participation grade involves reading and commenting on the discussion articles (in bold) each week. Additional papers are provided for optional background and further reading.

Week 1 Jan 25

Welcome & overview

Week 2 Feb 1

Acquiring pidgin and creole languages

with special guest Dr. Gillian Sankoff

Week 3 Feb 8

Emerging sign languages

with special guest Dr. Ann Senghas

Week 4 Feb 15

Acquiring ASL from inconsistent input

with special guest Dr. Elissa Newport

Week 5 Feb 22

Learning from inconsistent input in the lab

with special guest Dr. Carla Hudson Kam

Week 6 Mar 1

Children’s acquisition of the constraints on variation

with special guest Dr. Jennifer Smith

Week 7 Mar 8

Variable input and the acquisition of plural morphology

with special guest Dr. Karen Miller

Week 8 Mar 15

No class

Week 9 Mar 22

Specific Aims due by Friday at 26th

Research Project Proposal Prep

Week 10 Mar 29

Acquiring third person singular -s

Week 11 Apr 5

Sex and SES differences in children’s variable use

Week 12 Apr 12

No class, engagement day

Week 13 Apr 19

Proposal draft due by Monday the 19th

Acquisition of variation in the lab and in natural language

Week 14 Apr 26

Mock study section

Week 16 May 10

Response to reviewers due