This module provides an overview of issues in psycholinguistics. It will focus on different levels of representation and processing (speech, words, sentences, discourse) and summarise relevant evidence from illusions, errors (slips of the tongue/ear, comprehension errors), Reaction Time, eye movement, together with results from developmental and acquired disorders.
The module will cover a selection of the following areas (not all areas will be covered each time the module is offered):
At the end of the module the student should:
This module will be capped at 35.
Students must have successfully completed:
Also ONE of the following:
Information for visiting students: You will need to have had at least one year's course work in syntax and one year's in phonetics/phonology.
Approximately 3 contact hours per week, divided between lectures and practical work or seminars.
Topics will include:
(experimentation in psycholinguistics is covered in some of these areas)
Textbook: To be confirmed.
A pack of readings will be available.
Try dipping into the suggestions below or into any other ‘Introduction to Psycholinguistics’ textbook you come across. (Note that these are not set textbooks for the module.)
Frequent exercises with feedback provided throughout the term.
All modules provide an opportunity to work on general oral/written communication skills (in class and in assessments) and general self management (organising your studies), alongside the specific skills in language or linguistics that the module teaches.
In addition, this module will allow you to particularly develop skills in the application of data management skills. This module allows you to develop skills in understanding and interpreting specific sets of data, in a theoretical context.
Follow this link to hear how past students use transferable skills from their degree in their current jobs.
About this module
- Module name
- Course code
- Term(s) taught