LG103-4-FY: FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
Department: Language and Linguistics
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes Comments: None
||Dr. Wyn Johnson
|| Dr. S. Eisenbeiss; Dr. P. Hofmeister; Prof. F. Myles; Dr. K. Skoruppa
||Dr. Wyn Johnson, office: 4.209, telephone 01206 872082, email wyn (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
|Module is taught during the following terms
Psycholinguistics is concerned with the acquisition and processing of speech and with language disorders, either through brain damage or genetic problems. The course is divided into sections to follow those in the course textbook. The introductory section looks at language development, the critical period and language processing in the brain generally. The section on sounds concentrates on sound perception and production as well as the acquisition of phonology by children. The section concerned with words looks at the acquisition and loss of morphology and the acquisition of meaning as well as word recognition and production. Under the heading of sentences, we again consider acquisition (including disordered), processing and loss in aphasia of syntax.
Students will have acquired an introduction to contemporary issues in the study of the acquisition and processing of language. This module prepares students for further study in psycholinguistics and language acquisition and disorders.
Learning & Teaching Methods
1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour class per week for 20 weeks .
2 x 1 hour class in the summer term.
50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark
50% course work: 1 x 3000 word essay (40% of
coursework) due Monday of week 30 and 4 x 1,000
word assignments (60% of coursework) due Friday of weeks 6, 11, 20 and 25.
50% 1 x 3 hour examination.
Exam Duration and Period
3:00 hour exam during Summer Examination period.
- Radford, A., M. Atkinson, D. Britain, H. Clahsen & A. Spencer (2009) Linguistics: An Introduction. CUP (second edition).
External Examiner Information
- Name: Prof Heinz Joachim Giegerich
- Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
- Academic Role: Professor of English Linguistics
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