What is Language?
What is scientific about language?
How is language constitutive of being human?
Distinction between human and non-human language
Origin of language
What is the relationship between language and mind?
How do children acquire language?
Nature of learning language
Generative foundation of language acquisition
Biological foundation of Language
Language acquisition device
Week 2: Language in Mind
Acquisition and/or learning
I-language and Innateness
Patterns – Universal Grammar
Language deficit/ loss
Week 3: Patterns in sounds and words
Places and manners of articulation
Features of sounds
Week 4: Words and sentences
Constraints of patterns in words
Cluster as constraints
Week 5: Grammar
Parts of sentences
Nature of verbs
Week 6: Advanced Grammar
Week 7: Levels of representation and principles of grammar
Motivation for the movement
Passive morphology and NP movement
Indices and antecedents
Week 8: Language and cognition
Language and Cognition
Goal of cognitive sciences
Computational linguistics- goals, breakthroughs and challenges
Language and mind