Linguistics 247: Seminar in Psycholinguistics: Sentence Comprehension
Readings: Each student will be responsible for
reading all the required readings, and for leading discussions
on selected readings.
Short Paper summaries: for the first 5 weeks
of the class you will be writing a short (less than 1 page)homework
on each of the papers you read. Each homework should
discuss 3 questions that the paper didn't answer,
or 3 suggestions that you have for the author, or
3 thoughts you have about extensions to the paper,
or any combination of the above
Related Research/Survey Paper:
A short survey paper which will act as the literature review
of your final paper.
The topic can be
any area of psycholinguistics of your choice.
The bibliography (list of papers
you plan to survey) is due to me on Feb 3 (week 5). The survey paper
is due on Feb 17 (week 7).
A term paper in the form of a grant proposal to carry out an
experimental project, including literature review, justification of
methods, and materials.
It may be done jointly or by yourself.
Advanced students who have had the Psych Practicum and
sufficient Statistics courses are encouraged to design projects
that they would actually want to carry out in future quarters.
I will meet with each group regularly to help develop your project.
The schedule is as follows:
Survey Paper Bibliography: Feb 3. A chosen area
and a list of papers in that area that you plan to survey
(you must have cleared your area with me first).
Survey Paper: February 17. The survey paper is due.
Project Proposal: February 19. This is 1 paragraph
on your project idea. You must have talked to me about the idea
before you turn this in.
Project Due: Thursday, March 17, 5pm.
Email (PDF only) or paper.