LING 607


Class meets online via Zoom Mondays from 2:30-4:30pm EST

Date Topic Special guest
Jan 25 Welcome & overview  
Feb 1 Acquiring pidgin and creole languages with Dr. Gillian Sankoff
Feb 8 Emerging sign langauges with Dr. Ann Senghas
Feb 15 Acquiring ASL from inconsistent input with Dr. Elissa Newport
Feb 22 Learning from inconsistent input in the lab with Dr. Carla Hudson Kam
Mar 1 Children’s acquisition of the constraints on variation with Dr. Jennifer Smith
Mar 8 Variable input and the acquisition of plural morphology with Dr. Karen Miller
Mar 15 Third person singular -s in child African American English  
Mar 22 Sex differences in children’s variable use  
Mar 29 Socioeconomic differences in children’s variable use  
Apr 5 Acquiring conditioned variation in the lab  
Apr 12 No class, engagement day  
Apr 19 Acquisition of Fering from inconsistent input  
Apr 26 Mock study section  
May 3 No class, reading period  
May 10 No class, finals week