G-LSUD4 LingSp437 Psycholinguistics: Models of Language Production and Language Comprehension

Course type

Elective

Description

The course presents some of the basic models of (written and spoken) language processing as well as some language production models. The aim is to familiarize students with the methodology used to investigate more and less subconscious processes of language perception and production and to discuss (and perhaps reconcile) the claims made by opposing camps as to whether language is an autonomous system of cognition or a highly interactive one. Specifically, we look into visual and spoken word recognition as well as sentence processing concentrating on the effects of context on ambiguity resolution. Finally, we look into models of word production. Students are encouraged to design and carry out a small scale experiment in the Language Development Lab. Students who wish to register for this course should have attended Ling4-337 Psycholinguistics. n Students will become sensitive to issues of language use and how these inform linguistic theory n Students will become familiar with methodology of research in language production and comprehension n They will acquire hands-on experience with experiment design and data collection. Course textbook and outline/list of readings are available. Assessment: Either final exam or a small scale experimental study. The course presents some of the basic models of (written and spoken) language processing as well as some language production models. The aim is to familiarize students with the methodology used to investigate more and less subconscious processes of language perception and production and to discuss (and perhaps reconcile) the claims made by opposing camps as to whether language is an autonomous system of cognition or a highly interactive one. Specifically, we look into visual and spoken word recognition as well as sentence processing concentrating on the effects of context on ambiguity resolution. Finally, we look into models of word production. Students are encouraged to design and carry out a small scale experiment in the Language Development Lab. Students who wish to register for this course should have attended Ling4-337 Psycholinguistics. Students will become sensitive to issues of language use and how these inform linguistic theory. Students will become familiar with methodology of research in language production and comprehension. They will acquire hands-on experience with experiment design and data collection. Recommended reading:Is there a course textbook? yes Is there a list of readings? yes Assessment methods: Either Final exam or a small scale experimental study

Teaching

Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

The course is not currently offerred.