Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110). Lecture by Professor Paul Bloom: One of the most uniquely human abilities is the capacity for creating and understanding language.
This lecture introduces students to the major topics within the study of language: phonology, morphology, syntax and recursion. This lecture also describes theories of language acquisition, arguments for the specialization of language, and the commonalities observed in different languages across cultures.
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website.
This course was recorded in Spring 2007.