Prerequisites: LING2000 or LING2000H or LING3701 or LING3701H or any linguistics course 4000 or above, or graduate standing.
Instructor: William Schuler
Web site: https://www.asc.ohio-state.edu/schuler.77/courses/5702/index.html. The updated syllabus, assignments, slides, etc. will be posted here, so check it regularly.
Textbook (optional): "Language in Mind: An introduction to Psycholinguistics," Julie Sedivy. Sinauer Associates, 2014. ISBN 978-0-87-893598-7.
|Wk||Assignments/readings for Tuesday||Lecture: Wednesday||Assignments/readings for Thursday||Lecture: Friday|
|1||1/11 videos: probability, conditional probability||1/12 PS1 handout
overview, background, probability
|1/13 videos: decision theory, predicates, quantifiers, lambda calculus||1/14
language and thought
|1/20 video: Tom Mitchell on distributed representations||1/21
background: neural activation
1/25 PS1 due
tutorial: matrix multiplication
|1/26 PS2 handout
background: associative memory
background: complex ideas
|2/3 videos: sine wave speech (original), McGurk effect||2/4
speech, phonemes, hearing
|5||2/8 PS2 due||2/9 PS3 handout
ambiguity and resolution
|7||2/22 PS3 due||2/23 PS4 handout
background: hierarchic sequential prediction
|2/24 step-though: sentence processing||2/25
sentence processing and left-corner parsing
|3/3 papers: surprisal and memory||3/4
|9||3/8 PS4 due||3/9 PS5 handout
unified surprisal and memory effects
|10||(spring break)||(spring break)||(spring break)||(spring break)|
structural vs. deep neural surprisal
|3/24 papers: left-corner surprisal in fMRI||3/25
fMRI surprisal and memory effects
|3/31 papers: speech segmentation||4/1
evidence for statistical learning, learning hierarchic rules
4/5 PS5 due
step-through: grammar induction
|4/6 PS6 handout
Bayesian induction experiments
background: generalization (learning)
|14||4/12 paper: statistical grammar induction||4/13
neural induction experiments
|4/21 PS6 due, video: alex the parrot, papers: Tomasello||4/22
models of grounding instinct in learning
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