LET-TWM-NTC404
Psycholinguistics
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-TWM-NTC404
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Dutch Literature and Culture;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. E.A. Ormel
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Lecturer
dr. E.A. Ormel
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Contactperson for the course
dr. E.A. Ormel
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Examiner
dr. E.A. Ormel
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Academic year2020
Period
PER 3-PER 4  (25/01/2021 to 31/08/2021)
Starting block
PER 3
Course mode
full-time
RemarksAccessible to exchange students.
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
You will be taught modern insights into language comprehension and you will develop a critical view on experimental data and existing psycholinguistic theories.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • explain how insights and ideas from psycholinguistics link to those from linguistics and cognitive psychology
  • critically read psycholinguistic scientific papers; 
  • evaluate the field’s most important theories, models, and experimental findings;
  • understand the pros and cons of different experimental methods for psycholinguistics.
Content
This course presents an overview of some of the most important experimental and theoretical studies on the comprehension and production of words and signs, and their implications for our view of the mental lexicon. It discusses, among other topics, the roles of phonetic detail, semantic context, episodic memory, language input, and multilingualism in word and sign recognition and production. In addition, the course discusses the advantages and disadvantages of several experimental methods and designs for investigating language comprehension and production.

Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information

Specifics

Assumed previous knowledge
Note for exchange students: you cannot take this course if your English proficiency level is not at least C1 (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge). A statement from your home university won't be accepted.

Recommended materials
Articles
Journal articles, to be announced at the first class.

Instructional modes
Seminar

Tests
Paper
Test weight75
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5

Presentation
Test weight25
Test typeOral exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5

Participation
Test weight0
Test typeParticipation
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4

Minimum grade
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