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Seminar: 3.02.161 S Acquiring Language with a Learning Bias - Details
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General information

Course name Seminar: 3.02.161 S Acquiring Language with a Learning Bias
Course number 3.02.161
Semester SoSe2023
Current number of participants 27
expected number of participants 36
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Monday, 17.04.2023 14:15 - 15:45, Room: A06 0-009
Lehrsprache englisch

Rooms and times

A06 0-009
Monday: 14:15 - 15:45, weekly (11x)

Module assignments


Some sounds and sound sequences occur much more frequently in the world's languages (such as /a/ or /p/) while others are rather rare (such as /y/ or /ð/). Likewise, during first language acquisition, infants acquire the more frequent sounds earlier than the less frequent sounds. But why are not all sounds or sound sequences acquired equally well? One explanation for this is a learning bias, specifically a substantive bias, which assumes that those sounds or sound sequences that are easy to produce or to perceive will be acquired more easily than those that are more difficult.

So in this seminar, we will run an empirical study together to test for such a difference in the learnability of vowel harmony vs. vowel disharmony. Thus, you will learn how to prepare and set up a psycholinguistic experiment and how to statistically analyse the data that we gathered.

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