Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    
    Oct 15, 2021  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYCH 6270 - [Evolution of Language]


Fall. (Offered alternate years) 3 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015. Co-meets with COGST 4270 /PSYCH 4270 .

M. Christiansen.

Seminar surveying a cross-section of modern theories, methods, and research pertaining to the origin and evolution of language. Considers evidence from psychology, the cognitive neurosciences, comparative psychology, and computational modeling of evolutionary processes. Topics for discussion may include: What does the fossil record tell us about language evolution? What can we learn from comparative perspectives on neurobiology and behavior? Can apes really learn language? Did language come about through natural selection? What were the potential preadaptations for language? What is the relationship between phylogeny and ontogeny?



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