Sentence and Discourse Processing (PSYC 5583)
Fall, 2023 (timeslot to be determined)
Instructor: Whitney Tabor (email@example.com)
This course provides an introduction to psycho- and computational linguistics at the sentence and discourse levels. It includes a theoretically-grounded exploration of Deep Learning/Large Language Models (LLMs), linking these to psycholinguistic work on phenomena at the boundary of competence and performance. The course focuses on a number of structural/semantic phenomena of interest, selected from case-marking, agreement, long-distance dependencies, recursion, event-structure, and semantic/pragmatic factors in islandhood among others. It considers cases where some researchers have argued that competence and performance phenomena are linked, and it asks what implications these phenomena have for the theory of language.
The course will be offered in Fall, 2023. It is currently listed in the time schedule as occurring on Mondays from 1:30-4:30 but this timeframe will almost certainly change once it becomes clear who plans to take the course. If you are interested, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.