Cognitive and Neurolinguistics
The interrelationship between language and brain as described and analyzed in cognitive and neurolinguistics. Topics include localization theories, hemispheric dominance in language, language disorders, invasive and noninvasive scanning and imaging technologies (including ERP, EEG, fMRI, MEG), encoding and decoding of language at the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic levels. Readings include scholarship from theoretical and cognitive linguistics, neurolinguistics, neurobiology, neuropsychiatry, and neuropsychology. Major research project required in form of research paper, laboratory or imagining experiment, or IRB document.