Language Processing PSY 361/561
Instructor: Peter W. Foltz
Office: Science Hall 328
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday 9:30-10:30, or by appointment
Each day, we use language in many ways. We comprehend and produce
speech, we write and read text, and we learn new words as well as
learn new languages. This course will address a variety questions
that address aspects of the processes we use to create and comprehend
language. These questions include: How do we produce and recognize
speech? How do we perceive words and letters? How do we learn and
recall information from texts? How can we improve texts to make them
easier to read? How do children learn languages? How does the brain
function to process language?
The course is designed as an advanced undergraduate/graduate seminar.
It will cover some areas of language processing in general, while
other areas of lanaguage processing will be covered in depth.
Course Syllabus and course policies
Course schedule and readings
Some of my overheads used in class are taken from my PSY 301,
introduction to Psycholinguistics class. All overheads from that
class are available online. Click here to go to
that page to access the overheads and class notes
The discussion about mapping phonemes to meanings reminds me of Mark
Twain's plan for the improvement of English Spelling.
Some other useful resources:
Department Home page
resources in psychology
Cafe Ole (NMSU
Library online catalog and indexes)
Psychology of language home page
You may contact the professor via email by clicking here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for Dr. Foltz's web page.