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Directed Readings in Psycholinguistics - LAN00048M

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Nino Grillo
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

  • to deepen understanding of current theory and research directions in selected areas of psycholinguistics by means of reading and discussion of primary research papers. Papers will focus on four of the following topics:
    • Speech perception, comprehension, and production
    • Speech errors
    • Lexical Access
    • Morphological Processing
    • Syntactic Processing
    • Discourse Processing
    • Experimental methods in psycholinguistics
    • Language acquisition and breakdown
    • Language in the brain
  • to enhance skills in understanding the technical sides of psycholinguistic research papers, including detail of research methods and statistical reporting.
  • to develop critical reading and evaluation skills as applied to psycholinguistic research, and the ability to communicate psycholinguistic research content

Module learning outcomes

  • enhanced understanding of psycholinguistic theory and current research directions
  • enhanced confidence in relation to understanding of technical aspects of psycholinguistic research
  • experience of communicating psycholinguistic research content


Task Length % of module mark
Final essays
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

Formative work includes submission of questions relating to the assigned readings before each seminar, and preparation of at least one presentation on one of the assigned readings over the course of the module.


Task Length % of module mark
Final essays
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback on formative short essay will be provided within 2 weeks from submission

Feedback on formative iniclass presentation will be provided during the seminar

Feedback on Summative will be provided within 20 working days of submission

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