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Human Language and Mind (Bc.) - ALINV411B
Anglický název: Human Language and Mind
Zajišťuje: Ústav obecné lingvistiky (21-ULING)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: zimní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 3
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:0/2 [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / neomezen (22)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Úroveň:  
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: prof. doc. Eva Eckertová, Ph.D.
Vyučující: prof. doc. Eva Eckertová, Ph.D.
Třída: Exchange - 09.3 Linguistics
Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Michal Láznička (21.09.2021)
Kurz je vyučován v angličtině, popis kurzu vizte v anglické anotaci.
Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Michal Láznička (21.09.2021)

Assignment

 

Weight in “ZÁPOČET”

Comments and learning outcomes

Attendance and participation, discussion of assigned READINGS

 

 

40 % 

 

 

Continual progress through the topics

Attendance and class preparation are mandatory;

missing more than 5 classes entails failing the course

Midterm and final tests on the topics and concepts

 

20 and 20%

 

Defining concepts and understanding theoretical issues

Student presentation on a small individual research project directly related to the topics covered in class

 

20 %

Presenting on a research project, in class

 

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: prof. doc. Eva Eckertová, Ph.D. (23.09.2021)
  1. SEDIVY, Julie, Language in Mind, 2018, Oxford University Press

Also covered: Diessel, G. Learning vs. growth, in Language in Use

Evans, Vyvan. Language is not an instinct

Lupyan, Gary & Ben Berger, How Language Programs The Mind

Premack, David 2004. Is Language a key to human intelligence? in Science

Tomasello, Michael. Usage-based language acquisition

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Michal Láznička (21.09.2021)

HUMAN LANGUAGE and MIND is a seminar introducing diverse topics through presentations, discussion and video documentaries. The focus is on posing questions and analyzing readings.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Michal Láznička (21.09.2021)

Oct 11

CLASS 1

Topic: ORIGINS OF SPEECH and MODERN MAN

Description: 

Cognition, language intelligence and language creativity

Nativist vs. anti-nativist views/ Instinct and language module vs. social learning and cognition

TED: The search for human ancestors in Ethiopia, by Z. Alemseged https://www.ted.com/talks/zeresenay_alemseged_looks_for_humanity_s_roots?language=en

Human ancestors vs. modern humans: What we need to add to the mind to get language? (J. Searle)

Animals’ communication systems vs. the language of humans (D. Premack)

What are the reasons for the rise of humans and modern language? TED Talk by Y. N. Harari

How language transformed humanity, TED Talk by M. Pagel

Readings: Sedivy, ch. 2, pp. 9-31

Assignment: Web activity 2.1-2.3 in http://sites.sinauer.com/languageinmind/

Oct 18

CLASS 2

Topic: HOW HUMANS INVENT LANGUAGE

Description: Inventing and learning language

          Gesturing, babbling, speaking, writing and signing

          Language change: Survival of the fittest? Language diversity

          The birth of a language documentary (investing sign language in Nicaragua)

          Understanding language, UC lecture by J. Elman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1pbnWcabMY

Readings: Sedivy, ch. 2, pp. 31-50

Assignment: Web activity  2.4-2.5  http://sites.sinauer.com/languageinmind/

Oct 25

CLASS 3

Topic: LANGUAGE and the BRAIN

Description: Genetic disorders: Specific language disorder, dyslexia, etc.

        The quest to understand consciousness, TED Talk by A. Damasio

        Understanding language, by J. Elman (cont.)

Readings: Sedivy, ch. 3, pp. 54-67

Recommended: Language is not an instinct, by V. Evans

Assignment: Web activity in http://sites.sinauer.com/languageinmind/

 

Nov 1

 

CLASS 4

Topic: MAPPING LANGUAGE in the BRAIN     

Description: How does brain process, perceive and produce language?

McGilchrist,The Divided Brain, TED Talk

Reading: Sedivy, ch. 3, pp. 67-84

Assignment: Web activity in http://sites.sinauer.com/languageinmind/ 

Nov 8

 

CLASS 5

TBA

Nov. 18

 

CLASS 6 

 

 

Topic: INFANTS’ LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: LEARNING SOUND PATTERNS                         

Description: How infants learn: The nature of speaking; Sound recognition and matching sounds to words;

                      Concepts and reference

Reading: Learning sounds, in Sedivy, ch. 4  

Nov 22

 

CLASS 7

Topic: LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: LEARNING WORDS

        Logic and brain, TED Talk by Laura Schultz                                                                                                 

Description: 

The nature of speaking; Sound recognition and matching sounds to words;

                      Concepts and reference

Readings: Learning words, in Sedivy, ch. 5

Assignment: Web activity in http://sites.sinauer.com/languageinmind                

 

 

Nov 29

 

CLASS 8

Topic: LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: LEARNING THE STRUCTURE OF SENTENCES                                                                                                            

Description: How does mind build “logical“ sentences and “correct“ grammatical structures?

Readings: Learning the structure of words and sentences, in Sedivy, ch. 5, pp. 168-80, and ch. 6, pp. 185-200

Dec 6

 

CLASS 9

 

Topic: LANGUAGE DIVERSITY                          

Description: Language universals; Speakers’ learning biases

Reading: Sedivy, pp. 471-492, ch. 12.1 and 12.2

Assignment: web activities of http://sites.sinauer.com/languageinmind/

 

 

Dec 13

 

CLASS 10

Topic: LANGUAGE DIVERSITY                          

Description: Words, concepts and cultures

Reading: Sedivy, pp. 492-516, ch. 12.3-12.5

Assignment: web activities and maps on variation across languages http://sites.sinauer.com/languageinmind/wa12.01.html

 

 

 

 

 

 
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