Spring 2022 - LING 415 D100

Neurolinguistics (3)

Class Number: 2259

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 2531, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Yue Wang
    yuew@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-6924
    Office: RCB 9213
    Office Hours: Drop-in office hours on Zoom.
  • Prerequisites:

    12 units of upper division linguistic courses.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Explores language as a system of the human brain, including specific topics such as the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of language; language production, perception and processing; bilingualism, language learning and brain plasticity; and aphasia, dyslexia, deafness and sign languages.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course explores language as a system of the human brain. Topics include neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of language; mapping brain and language; language production, perception and processing; language acquisition and bilingualism; language disorders and sign languages; language and cognition; and brain-computer interface.

MODE OF INSTRUCTION:

  • Blended learning: The course will be delivered through a blend of asynchronous (online) and synchronous (in person) methods. Lectures will be pre-recorded and available for viewing asynchronously. Some of the class components, such as discussions, will also take place online and asynchronously. One hour every other week will be delivered in person.

            In-person block on Burnaby campus: Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:20 pm

            The instructor will also hold drop-in office hours on Zoom.

Grading

  • Participation and Assignments 30%
  • Project I 30%
  • Project II 40%

NOTES:

No Final Exam

It is strongly recommended that you see the Student Advisor regarding your degree requirements at least two semesters before you plan to graduate.  Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/standards.html.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

DEPARTMENTAL NOTES:

Enrollment restrictions in LING 300 and 400 level courses: 70-75% of the seats are reserved for declared LING/COGS Major, Joint Major, and Honours program student and 25-30% for Extended Minor program students only until open enrollment begins on Nov 29 2021.

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Required readings will be availble for download from the course website.

RECOMMENDED READING:

De Zubicaray, Schiller, & Schiller, Niels Olaf. (2019). The Oxford handbook of neurolinguistics / eited by Greig I. de Zubicaray and Niels O. Schiller. Oxford University Press

Online access: SFU Library


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.