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Neurolinguistics: Language & the Brain - LAN00083M

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Eytan Zweig
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

  • The module aims to provide an overview of the current state of knowledge regarding the neural bases of language, focusing on areas involved in language comprehension.
  • The module further aims to help the students understand the relationship between neurolinguistics and linguistic theo

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand the basics of neurocognition, including basic knowledge of brain anatomy and neuroimaging methods
  • Know a state-of-the-art picture of the neural bases of language and language processing
  • Know how neurolinguistics both informs and is informed by linguistic theory
  • Have experience reading and critiquing primary research in neurolinguistics

Module content

Please note that this module does not contain a practical component. The department is not able to offer students access to neurolinguistics research facilities.


Task Length % of module mark
Essay 5000 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay 5000 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Individual feedback with be given via e:vision.

Indicative reading

Libben, Gary. 2005. Brain and language. In O'Grady, W., Archibald, J., Aronoff, M. & Rees-Miller, J (eds.). (2005) Contemporary Linguistics: an introduction. New York: Bedford/St Martins.

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