Course Information
Title in ItalianNeurolinguistica
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600000754

Programme of Study: UPS School of Italian Language and Literature 2013

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureMandatory Elective Courses326

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of linguistics or psychology
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected Τo understand the neurobiological basis of language To understand the role of the brain in language learning (L1, L2, L3) To understand the role of brain in performing highly specialized linguistic tasks (e.g. simultaneous interpretation) To correlate the findings of basic research on neuro-linguistics with the foreign language practice in the classroom. To understand the methodology of neurolinguistics To understand how this methodology is applied for the study of language
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is an introductory approach to Neurolinguistics. Specifically, I focus on the following sections: • Brain and language. Structure and language functions. • Learning L1 as a neurobiological process. • Brain plasticity and bilingualism / multilingualism. Brain and L2 learning • Neurolinguistic findings and foreign language teaching
brain, language
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
powerpoint presentations, e-learning
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written essay; length: 1000 words (+/- 15%). Marking criteria: Content (data accuracy, argumentation and bibliographic documentation) Structure and text coherence (meaning logical sequence, paragraphs, titles, subtitles) Linguistic form (comprehensible written text, correct syntax and grammar) Bibliography and references (accuracy and correctness of references and the bibliography section at the end of the text)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Bλάχος, Φ. (Eπιμέλεια έκδοσης)(2018). Εγκέφαλος, μάθηση και ειδική αγωγή. Αθήνα. Eκδόσεις Gutenberg. Σταυρακάκη, Σ. (Επιμέλεια έκδοσης) (2021). Λόγος και νόηση στις διαταραχές παιδιών και ενηλίκων. Eκδόσεις ΒΗΤΑ Ιατρικές, Αθήνα Σταυρακάκη, Σ. (2019). Νευροαναπτυξιακές διαταραχές. Η περίπτωση της Αναπτυξιακής Γλωσσικής Διαταραχής. Θεσσαλονίκη. Εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο.
Additional bibliography for study
Ahlsén, Ε. (2006). Introduction to Neurolinguistics. John Benjamins. Obler, L. K. & Gjerlow, K. (1999). Language and the Brain. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK). Costa, A. (2018). O δίγλωσσος εγκέφαλος. Αθήνα: Σταφυλίδης Schumann, J. κά. (2004). The neurobiology of learning. Perspectives from second language acquisition. New York: Lawrence Elbraum. Carrter, R., Aldridge, S., Page, M., & Parker, S. (2011) Aνθρώπινος εγκέφαλος. Έγχρωμος οδηγός για τη δομή, τη λειτουργία και τις διαταραχές του εγκεφάλου. Αθήνα: Π.Χ. Πασχαλίδης. Bογινδρούκας, Ι., Οκαλίδου, Α. & Σταυρακάκη, Σ. (Επιμέλεια έκδοσης) (2010). Αναπτυξιακές γλωσσικές διαταραχές: Από τη βασική έρευνα στην κλινική πράξη. Θεσσαλονίκη. Εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο. Φουντουλάκης, Κ. (2021). Το νευρωνικό δίκτυο του ανθρώπου. Πώς λειτουργεί ο εγκέφαλος. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ροτόντα.
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