Topics


The cognitive approach to language processing and learning; priming; visual and spoken word recognition; lexical and syntactic processing; representation of meaning and concepts; declarative/procedural knowledge and language learning; implicit and explicit language learning

 

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Objectives


On completion of the course, students should be able to:
1) identify major issues in the cognitive approaches to language processing and learning
2) explain important psycholinguistic phenomena with reference to the relevant models
3) demonstrate an understanding of the range of methodological approaches in language processing and learning research

 

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Organisation


A two-hour lecture every week. The third timetabled hour will be reserved for tutorials. Arrangement of tutorials will be finalized after the add-drop period when the number of registered students is known.

 

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Assessment


  • Tutorial exercises and participation (20%)
  • A mid-term quiz (30%)
  • A term essay (50%)

 

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Texts


Recommended readings:      

  • Traxler, M.J. (2012). Introduction to Psycholinguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.     
  • Warren, P. (2013). Introducing Psycholinguistics. Cambridge University Press.   
  • Harley, T. A. (2014). The psychology of language: From data to theory (4th Ed). Psychology Press. 

Additional readings will also be recommended throughout the course.

 

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Last updated: 3 January 2019