By the end of this course students:
1. should have a solid understanding of both the research methodologies used in psycholinguistics and many of the well-established major findings in the field
2. should be able to compare and evaluate various linguistic approaches based on the language processing performance of typical and non-typical experimental populations
3. should have achieved a degree of confidence in reading and understanding original psycholinguistics research articles.
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course provides an introduction to the field of psycholinguistics, which is the discipline that explores the psychological processes underlying the acquisition, production, and comprehension of language. Special attention will be paid to major issues in the psycholinguistic field including word recognition, mental lexicon, sentence processing, language processing and non-verbal executive functions in typical and non-typical monolingual and bilingual children and adults.
anguage processing, language disorders, executive functions, bilingualism
Additional bibliography for study
Carroll, D. W. (2004). Psychology of language. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.
Field, J. (2004). Psycholinguistics. The key concepts. London: Routledge.
Pinker, S. (1994). The language instinct. New York: Perennial Classics.
Pinker, S. (2007). The stuff of thought: Language as a window into human nature. New York: Viking.