SLHS 8630 Seminar: Language (Spring, 2015)

Course Description with an Emphasis on Developmental Speech Perception

In this graduate seminar (Spring, 2015), we will examine and discuss theoretical and methodological issues on speech perception research. Three lines of research are represented, including developmental studies, cross-linguistic studies, and studies on clinical populations. Reading materials will cover selected review articles as well as original research articles using behavioral and brain measures with a particular emphasis on audiovisual integration in speech perception. Discussions will address specific concerns on experimental design and data analysis for special populations, featuring infants, autistic children, and cochlear implant users.

Students will be asked to lead discussion of the selected papers or book chapters and write a research project proposal including literature review, research hypotheses, and experimental design. Opportunities are also provided for interested students to gain hands-on experience in EEG/ERP research using facilities in Zhang Lab. Number of credits (up to 12 max.) can vary depending on the actual amount of work a student puts in.

This seminar is suitable for graduate students in psychology (especially developmental psychology), linguistics, education, speech-language-hearing sciences and related disciplines. No prior experience in brain research is required.

Meeting Time: 08:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. , Th (01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015) ,
Location: Shevlin Hall 110 , TCEASTBANK
Instructor: Yang Zhang

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