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21G.403 German III (MIT) 21G.403 German III (MIT)

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This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended for students with two years of high school German. This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended for students with two years of high school German.

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german language | german language | culture | culture | grammar | grammar | vocabulary | vocabulary | speaking | speaking | writing | writing | communication | communication | reading | reading | listening | listening | intermediate | intermediate | language analysis | language analysis | interpretation | interpretation | reading comprehension | reading comprehension | oral comprehension | oral comprehension | drama | drama | poetry | poetry | prose | prose | listening comprehension | listening comprehension

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21G.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT) 21G.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts. Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.

Subjects

English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English | English | second | second | language | language | ESL | ESL | listening | listening | comprehension | comprehension | oral | oral | skills | skills | pronunciation | pronunciation | common expressions | common expressions | gambits | gambits | idioms | idioms | formal | formal | informal | informal | contexts | contexts | 21F.223 | 21F.223 | 21F.224 | 21F.224

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21G.401 German I (MIT) 21G.401 German I (MIT)

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Introduction to German language and culture. Acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic German language and culture. Self-paced language lab program is fully coordinated with textbook/workbook. Development of effective basic communication skills. Introduction to German language and culture. Acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic German language and culture. Self-paced language lab program is fully coordinated with textbook/workbook. Development of effective basic communication skills.

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German Language | German Language | Culture | Culture | Grammar | Grammar | Vocabulary | Vocabulary | Speaking | Speaking | Writing | Writing | Communication | Communication | Reading | Reading | Listening | Listening | Introductory | Introductory | Elementary | Elementary | listening comprehension | listening comprehension | reading comprehension | reading comprehension

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21G.701 Spanish I (MIT) 21G.701 Spanish I (MIT)

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Spanish I is very different from other classes at MIT. The central component of the text and workbook is a series of 26 half-hour video episodes. The videos allow students to learn authentic Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Students also listen to an audio-only program integrated with the text and workbook. In the classroom, students do a variety of activities and exercises, which include talking in Spanish about the video program, practicing pronunciation and grammar, and interacting in Spanish with classmates in pairs and small groups. The class is conducted in Spanish as much as possible, but English is used where necessary for clarity and efficiency. This course deals with all basic language skills: aural c Spanish I is very different from other classes at MIT. The central component of the text and workbook is a series of 26 half-hour video episodes. The videos allow students to learn authentic Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Students also listen to an audio-only program integrated with the text and workbook. In the classroom, students do a variety of activities and exercises, which include talking in Spanish about the video program, practicing pronunciation and grammar, and interacting in Spanish with classmates in pairs and small groups. The class is conducted in Spanish as much as possible, but English is used where necessary for clarity and efficiency. This course deals with all basic language skills: aural c

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spanish | spanish | language | language | speaking | speaking | comprehension | comprehension | grammar | grammar | writing | writing | reading | reading | communication | communication | language laboratory | language laboratory | language lab | language lab | audio | audio | video | video | aural comprehension | aural comprehension | vocabulary | vocabulary

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21G.103 Chinese III (Regular) (MIT) 21G.103 Chinese III (Regular) (MIT)

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This course is designed to consolidate the foundation built in Elementary Chinese and continue developing students skills in aural comprehension, reading, and writing. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions. This course is designed to consolidate the foundation built in Elementary Chinese and continue developing students skills in aural comprehension, reading, and writing. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.

Subjects

chinese | chinese | comprehension | comprehension | speaking | speaking | writing | writing | china | china | language | language | mandarin | mandarin | reading | reading | aural comprehension | aural comprehension | reading competence | reading competence | simplified characters | simplified characters | traditional characters | traditional characters | common compounds | common compounds | composition | composition | conversational fluency | conversational fluency | language laboratory | language laboratory | structure | structure | vocabulary | vocabulary | grammar | grammar | oral exercises | oral exercises | writing exercises | writing exercises

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21G.403 German III (MIT)

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This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, Drrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended for students with two years of high school German.

Subjects

german language | culture | grammar | vocabulary | speaking | writing | communication | reading | listening | intermediate | language analysis | interpretation | reading comprehension | oral comprehension | drama | poetry | prose | listening comprehension

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21F.403 German III (MIT)

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This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended for students with two years of high school German.

Subjects

german language | culture | grammar | vocabulary | speaking | writing | communication | reading | listening | intermediate | language analysis | interpretation | reading comprehension | oral comprehension | drama | poetry | prose | listening comprehension

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21F.403 German III (MIT)

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This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended for students with two years of high school German.

Subjects

german language | culture | grammar | vocabulary | speaking | writing | communication | reading | listening | intermediate | language analysis | interpretation | reading comprehension | oral comprehension | drama | poetry | prose | listening comprehension

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21F.701 Spanish I (MIT)

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Spanish I is very different from other classes at MIT. The central component of the text and workbook is a series of 26 half-hour video episodes. The videos allow students to learn authentic Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Students also listen to an audio-only program integrated with the text and workbook. In the classroom, students do a variety of activities and exercises, which include talking in Spanish about the video program, practicing pronunciation and grammar, and interacting in Spanish with classmates in pairs and small groups. The class is conducted in Spanish as much as possible, but English is used where necessary for clarity and efficiency. This course deals with all basic language skills: aural

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spanish | language | speaking | comprehension | grammar | writing | reading | communication | language laboratory | language lab | audio | video | aural comprehension | vocabulary

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21F.103 Chinese III (Regular) (MIT)

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This course is designed to consolidate the foundation built in Elementary Chinese and continue developing students skills in aural comprehension, reading, and writing. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.

Subjects

chinese | comprehension | speaking | writing | china | language | mandarin | reading | aural comprehension | reading competence | simplified characters | traditional characters | common compounds | composition | conversational fluency | language laboratory | structure | vocabulary | grammar | oral exercises | writing exercises

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21G.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT)

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This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.

Subjects

English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English | second | language | ESL | listening | comprehension | oral | skills | pronunciation | common expressions | gambits | idioms | formal | informal | contexts | 21F.223 | 21F.224

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9.591J Language Processing (MIT) 9.591J Language Processing (MIT)

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Seminar in real-time language comprehension. Models of sentence and discourse comprehension from the linguistic, psychology, and artificial intelligence literature, including symbolic and connectionist models. Ambiguity resolution. Linguistic complexity. The use of lexical, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, contextual and prosodic information in language comprehension. The relationship between the computational resources available in working memory and the language processing mechanism. The psychological reality of linguistic representations. Seminar in real-time language comprehension. Models of sentence and discourse comprehension from the linguistic, psychology, and artificial intelligence literature, including symbolic and connectionist models. Ambiguity resolution. Linguistic complexity. The use of lexical, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, contextual and prosodic information in language comprehension. The relationship between the computational resources available in working memory and the language processing mechanism. The psychological reality of linguistic representations.

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language | language | comprehension | comprehension | sentence | sentence | linguistic | linguistic | psychology | psychology | artificial intelligence | artificial intelligence | symbolic | symbolic | connectionist | connectionist | Ambiguity | Ambiguity | lexicon | lexicon | syntactic | syntactic | semantic | semantic | pragmatic | pragmatic | contextual | contextual | prosodic | prosodic | working memory | working memory | processing | processing | 9.591 | 9.591 | 24.945 | 24.945

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9.59J Psycholinguistics (MIT) 9.59J Psycholinguistics (MIT)

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This course covers central topics in language processing, including: the structure of language; sentence, discourse, and morphological processing; storage and access of words in the mental dictionary; speech processing; the relationship between the computational resources available in working memory and the language processing mechanism; and ambiguity resolution. The course also considers computational modeling, including connectionist models; the relationship between language and thought; and issues in language acquisition including critical period phenomena, the acquisition of speech, and the acquisition of words. Experimental methodologies such as self-paced reading, eye-tracking, cross-modal priming, and neural imaging methods are also examined. This course covers central topics in language processing, including: the structure of language; sentence, discourse, and morphological processing; storage and access of words in the mental dictionary; speech processing; the relationship between the computational resources available in working memory and the language processing mechanism; and ambiguity resolution. The course also considers computational modeling, including connectionist models; the relationship between language and thought; and issues in language acquisition including critical period phenomena, the acquisition of speech, and the acquisition of words. Experimental methodologies such as self-paced reading, eye-tracking, cross-modal priming, and neural imaging methods are also examined.

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language | language | comprehension | comprehension | sentence | sentence | linguistic | linguistic | psychology | psychology | artificial intelligence | artificial intelligence | symbolic | symbolic | connectionist | connectionist | Ambiguity | Ambiguity | lexicon | lexicon | syntactic | syntactic | semantic | semantic | pragmatic | pragmatic | contextual | contextual | prosodic | prosodic | working memory | working memory | processing | processing | 9.59 | 9.59 | 24.905 | 24.905

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21G.401 German I (MIT)

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Introduction to German language and culture. Acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic German language and culture. Self-paced language lab program is fully coordinated with textbook/workbook. Development of effective basic communication skills.

Subjects

German Language | Culture | Grammar | Vocabulary | Speaking | Writing | Communication | Reading | Listening | Introductory | Elementary | listening comprehension | reading comprehension

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6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python (MIT) 6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python (MIT)

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This course will provide a gentle, yet intense, introduction to programming using Python for highly motivated students with little or no prior experience in programming. The course will focus on planning and organizing programs, as well as the grammar of the Python programming language. The course is designed to help prepare students for 6.01 Introduction to EECS I. 6.01 assumes some knowledge of Python upon entering; the course material for 6.189 has been specially designed to make sure that concepts important to 6.01 are covered. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. This course will provide a gentle, yet intense, introduction to programming using Python for highly motivated students with little or no prior experience in programming. The course will focus on planning and organizing programs, as well as the grammar of the Python programming language. The course is designed to help prepare students for 6.01 Introduction to EECS I. 6.01 assumes some knowledge of Python upon entering; the course material for 6.189 has been specially designed to make sure that concepts important to 6.01 are covered. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Subjects

Python | Python | conditionals | conditionals | loops | loops | defining functions | defining functions | strings | strings | lists | lists | list comprehensions | list comprehensions | recursion | recursion | tuples | tuples | dictionaries | dictionaries | classes | classes | inheritance | inheritance | scoping | scoping

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21G.701 Spanish I (MIT)

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Spanish I is very different from other classes at MIT. The central component of the text and workbook is a series of 26 half-hour video episodes. The videos allow students to learn authentic Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Students also listen to an audio-only program integrated with the text and workbook. In the classroom, students do a variety of activities and exercises, which include talking in Spanish about the video program, practicing pronunciation and grammar, and interacting in Spanish with classmates in pairs and small groups. The class is conducted in Spanish as much as possible, but English is used where necessary for clarity and efficiency. This course deals with all basic language skills: aural c

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spanish | language | speaking | comprehension | grammar | writing | reading | communication | language laboratory | language lab | audio | video | aural comprehension | vocabulary

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21G.106 Chinese VI (Regular): Discovering Chinese Cultures and Societies (MIT) 21G.106 Chinese VI (Regular): Discovering Chinese Cultures and Societies (MIT)

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This course is the continuation of 21G.105. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT and in the Boston area. Some special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are introduced. The class consists of reading, discussion, composition, network exploration, and conversational practice. The course is conducted in Mandarin. This course is the continuation of 21G.105. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT and in the Boston area. Some special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are introduced. The class consists of reading, discussion, composition, network exploration, and conversational practice. The course is conducted in Mandarin.

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language | language | china | china | mandarin | mandarin | reading | reading | writing | writing | speaking | speaking | comprehension | comprehension | culture | culture | society | society | conversational skills | conversational skills | reading skills | reading skills | Chinese speaking societies | Chinese speaking societies | writing skills | writing skills | Chinese society | Chinese society | Chinese culture | Chinese culture | Chinese customs | Chinese customs | Chinese history | Chinese history | discussion | discussion | composition | composition | network exploration | network exploration

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21G.103 Chinese III (Regular) (MIT)

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This course is designed to consolidate the foundation built in Elementary Chinese and continue developing students skills in aural comprehension, reading, and writing. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.

Subjects

chinese | comprehension | speaking | writing | china | language | mandarin | reading | aural comprehension | reading competence | simplified characters | traditional characters | common compounds | composition | conversational fluency | language laboratory | structure | vocabulary | grammar | oral exercises | writing exercises

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21G.701 Spanish I (MIT)

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Spanish I is very different from other classes at MIT. The central component of the text and workbook is a series of 26 half-hour video episodes. The videos allow students to learn authentic Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Students also listen to an audio-only program integrated with the text and workbook. In the classroom, students do a variety of activities and exercises, which include talking in Spanish about the video program, practicing pronunciation and grammar, and interacting in Spanish with classmates in pairs and small groups. The class is conducted in Spanish as much as possible, but English is used where necessary for clarity and efficiency. This course deals with all basic language skills: aural c

Subjects

spanish | language | speaking | comprehension | grammar | writing | reading | communication | language laboratory | language lab | audio | video | aural comprehension | vocabulary

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21F.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT)

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This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.

Subjects

English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English | second | language | ESL | listening | comprehension | oral | skills | pronunciation | common expressions | gambits | idioms | formal | informal | contexts

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21G.103 Chinese III (Regular) (MIT)

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This course is designed to consolidate the foundation built in Elementary Chinese and continue developing students skills in aural comprehension, reading, and writing. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.

Subjects

chinese | comprehension | speaking | writing | china | language | mandarin | reading | aural comprehension | reading competence | simplified characters | traditional characters | common compounds | composition | conversational fluency | language laboratory | structure | vocabulary | grammar | oral exercises | writing exercises

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9.59J Psycholinguistics (MIT) 9.59J Psycholinguistics (MIT)

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This course covers central topics in language processing, including: the structure of language; sentence, discourse, and morphological processing; storage and access of words in the mental dictionary; speech processing; the relationship between the computational resources available in working memory and the language processing mechanism; and ambiguity resolution. The course also considers computational modeling, including connectionist models; the relationship between language and thought; and issues in language acquisition including critical period phenomena, the acquisition of speech, and the acquisition of words. Experimental methodologies such as self-paced reading, eye-tracking, cross-modal priming, and neural imaging methods are also examined. This course covers central topics in language processing, including: the structure of language; sentence, discourse, and morphological processing; storage and access of words in the mental dictionary; speech processing; the relationship between the computational resources available in working memory and the language processing mechanism; and ambiguity resolution. The course also considers computational modeling, including connectionist models; the relationship between language and thought; and issues in language acquisition including critical period phenomena, the acquisition of speech, and the acquisition of words. Experimental methodologies such as self-paced reading, eye-tracking, cross-modal priming, and neural imaging methods are also examined.

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language | language | comprehension | comprehension | sentence | sentence | linguistic | linguistic | psychology | psychology | artificial intelligence | artificial intelligence | symbolic | symbolic | connectionist | connectionist | Ambiguity | Ambiguity | lexicon | lexicon | syntactic | syntactic | semantic | semantic | pragmatic | pragmatic | contextual | contextual | prosodic | prosodic | working memory | working memory | processing | processing | 9.59 | 9.59 | 24.905 | 24.905

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9.56J Abnormal Language (MIT) 9.56J Abnormal Language (MIT)

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Introduction to the linguistic study of language pathology, concentrating on experimental approaches and theoretical explanations. Discussion of Specific Language Impairment, autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, normal aging, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hemispherectomy and aphasia. Focuses on the comparison of linguistic abilities among these syndromes, while drawing clear comparisons with first and second language acquisition. Topics include the lexicon, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Relates the lost linguistic abilities in these syndromes to properties of the brain. Introduction to the linguistic study of language pathology, concentrating on experimental approaches and theoretical explanations. Discussion of Specific Language Impairment, autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, normal aging, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hemispherectomy and aphasia. Focuses on the comparison of linguistic abilities among these syndromes, while drawing clear comparisons with first and second language acquisition. Topics include the lexicon, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Relates the lost linguistic abilities in these syndromes to properties of the brain.

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linguistics | linguistics | abnormal language | abnormal language | syntax | syntax | language acquisition | language acquisition | binding theory | binding theory | finiteness | finiteness | syntactic theory | syntactic theory | language lateralization | language lateralization | hemispherectomies | hemispherectomies | aphasia | aphasia | language loss | language loss | syntactic working memory | syntactic working memory | comprehension | comprehension | Extended Optional Infinitive Stage | Extended Optional Infinitive Stage | syntactic movement | syntactic movement | animal communication | animal communication | EOI stage | EOI stage | Williams syndrome | Williams syndrome | language processing | language processing | 9.56 | 9.56 | 24.907 | 24.907

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21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT) 21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)

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This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The purpose of this course is to develop: (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage); (b) basic reading skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified); (c) an understanding of the way the Chinese writing system is structured, and the ability to copy and write characters; and (d) a sense of what learning a language like Chinese entails, and the sort of learning processes that it involves, so students are able to continue studying effectively on t This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The purpose of this course is to develop: (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage); (b) basic reading skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified); (c) an understanding of the way the Chinese writing system is structured, and the ability to copy and write characters; and (d) a sense of what learning a language like Chinese entails, and the sort of learning processes that it involves, so students are able to continue studying effectively on t

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Chinese | Chinese | Language | Language | Writing | Writing | Speaking | Speaking | Culture | Culture | China | China | Asia | Asia | Mandarin | Mandarin | aural comprehension | aural comprehension | chinese | chinese | conversational fluency | conversational fluency | pronunciation | pronunciation | grammar | grammar | vocabulary | vocabulary | reading competence | reading competence | traditional characters | traditional characters | composition | composition | romanization | romanization | simplified characters | simplified characters | 21F.101 | 21F.101 | 21F.151 | 21F.151

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6.864 Advanced Natural Language Processing (MIT) 6.864 Advanced Natural Language Processing (MIT)

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This course is a graduate introduction to natural language processing - the study of human language from a computational perspective. It covers syntactic, semantic and discourse processing models, emphasizing machine learning or corpus-based methods and algorithms. It also covers applications of these methods and models in syntactic parsing, information extraction, statistical machine translation, dialogue systems, and summarization. The subject qualifies as an Artificial Intelligence and Applications concentration subject. This course is a graduate introduction to natural language processing - the study of human language from a computational perspective. It covers syntactic, semantic and discourse processing models, emphasizing machine learning or corpus-based methods and algorithms. It also covers applications of these methods and models in syntactic parsing, information extraction, statistical machine translation, dialogue systems, and summarization. The subject qualifies as an Artificial Intelligence and Applications concentration subject.

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NLP | NLP | voice processing | voice processing | voice response | voice response | speech recognition | speech recognition | linguistics | linguistics | translation | translation | machine learning | machine learning | speech processing | speech processing | parsing | parsing | syntax | syntax | language model | language model | dialogue | dialogue | comprehension | comprehension | understanding | understanding | lexicon | lexicon | lexical | lexical | text processing | text processing | speech generation | speech generation

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