1. Time and Location
Time: 16:00 - 17:50, Each Thuesday, Start from September 17th.
Location: Room 213, Teaching Building 5
Lecturer: Likan Zhan
2. Course Information
- This calss intends to provide a coherent view on the relation between language and the brain based on the multifold empirical data coming from different research fields: electrophysiological and functional neuroimaging data of the adult language system, neuroscientific data of the developmental language system, and data on the brain structure and its maturation in humans as well as in non-human primates.
- Ahlsen, E. (2006). Introduction to Neurolinguistics. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing.
- Friederici, A. D. (2017). Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
- Ingram, J. C. L. (2007). Neurolinguistics: An Introduction to Spoken Language Processing and its Disorders. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Kemmerer, D. (2014). Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. New York, NY: Psychology Press.
- Schnelle, H. (2010). Language in the Brain. Cambirdge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
4. Syllabus and Lecture Notes
- Part 0. Introduction
- Part I. The brain regions affording Language
- Chapter 01. Language Functions in the Brain
- Chapter 02. Excursions
- Part II. The brain networks affording Language
- Chapter 03. The Structural Language Network
- Chapter 04. The Functional Language Network
- Part III. The brain basis of language acquisiton
- Chapter 05. The Brain’s Critical Period for Language Acquisition
- Chapter 06. Ontogeny of the Neural Language Network
- Part IV. The evolution of language
- Chapter 07. Evolution of Language
- Chapter 08. The Neural Basis of Language