Language, Brain, and Human Behavior

PSY 670S

Explores the intersection of cognition and language by looking at a variety of theories of language, including: traditional models that vary according to how much the capacity for language is attributed to "the genes" or to "the environment" and newer models that question and redescribe traditional definitions of terms such as "nature," "nurture," "genetic code," and "language." How traditional and new models of language interpret the capacity for language in its relationship to the neurosciences, the cognitive sciences, and the social sciences.
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