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ENGL1061 - Introduction to psycholinguistics
Instructor(s)
Semester
2022-2023 Second Semester
Credits
6.00
Contact Hours per week
3
Form of Assessment
100% coursework
Time
Monday , 12:30 pm - 2:20 pm , CPD-LG.17
Thursday , 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm , CPD-LG.17
Prerequisite
A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.

This course explores key issues related to the psychology of language: how humans process, produce and acquire different aspects of language. Major psychological processes and factors involved in language perception and production will be discussed. We will also critically examine the range of methods used in psycholinguistic and language acquisition research. This course lays the foundation for advanced courses in psycholinguistics and language acquisition (e.g. ENGL2115 Theories of language acquisition and ENGL2158 Language processing and learning).

 

Topics

The science of language, speech processing, word and sentence comprehension, language disorders, language acquisition, language and the brain

 

Objectives

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. explain key concepts and psycholinguistic mechanisms involved in language processing and learning;
  2. demonstrate a broad understanding of the nature of data and experimental methods involved in psycholinguistic research; and
  3. synthesize empirical studies and develop a critical stance in their interpretation and evaluation

 

Organisation

A two-hour lecture and a 1-hour seminar per week

 

Assessment

  • Participation (10%)
  • Presentation (20%)
  • Quiz (30%)
  • Term essay (40%)

 

Texts

Recommended textbook:

Sedivy, J. (2020). Language in Mind: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.

Additional readings will also be recommended throughout the course.


Instructor(s)
Semester
2022-2023 Second Semester
Credits
6.00
Contact Hours per week
3
Form of Assessment
100% coursework
Time
Monday , 12:30 pm - 2:20 pm , CPD-LG.17
Thursday , 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm , CPD-LG.17
Prerequisite
A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.