Abnormal Language OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Language Pathology Course by MIT

Published Jan 30, 2009

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Study the effects of language on the brain in this free OpenCourseWare. Offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 'Abnormal Language' covers how different learning difficulties, genetic disorders and diseases affect first and second-language learning. A background in linguistics is recommended for students taking this course, which is ideal for students seeking a degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences or Linguistics.

Abnormal Language: Course Specifics

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Abnormal Language: Course Description

This course allows students to study cases adult language impairment to better understand how normal language develops. Discover the language abilities of young children, how language is learned and various language impairments leading to abnormal language. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences offers this course for students seeking a degree in Linguistics, Brain Sciences and Cognitive Sciences and a better understanding of relationships between language and the brain. This course also covers how learning a second or third language affects language acquisition differently and changes how the brain deteriorates in normal and abnormal aspects. Christopher Hirsch and MIT Professor Ken Wexler teach this course on abnormal language while covering the relationship between language and mental illness.

Course readings and some assignments for this free OpenCourseWare are available online. For more information about this course, visit the abnormal language course page.

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