9.56J Abnormal Language
Introduction to the linguistic study of language pathology, concentrating on experimental approaches and theoretical explanations. Discussion of Specific Language Impairment, Down syndrome, William's syndrome, autism, normal aging, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hemispherectomy, and aphasia. Focuses on the comparison of linguistic abilities among these syndromes, while drawing clear comparisons with first- and second-language acquisition. Topics include the lexicon, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Relates the lost linguistic abilities in these syndromes to properties of the brain.
This class has 24.900 as a prerequisite.
9.56J will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by K. Wexler.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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