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

Third person singular -s in child African American English

Week 9 Mar 22

Sex differences in children’s variable use

Romaine, 1978

Week 10 Mar 29

SES differences in children’s variable use

Ann H. Charity (2007)

Week 11 Apr 5

Acquiring conditioned variation in the lab

Week 12 Apr 12

No class, engagement day

Week 13 Apr 19

Acquisition of Fering from inconsistent input

Week 14 Apr 26

Mock study section