SOW-DGCN16
Word Recognition and Production
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-DGCN16
Credits (ECTS)6
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Cognitive Neuroscience;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
prof. dr. J.M. McQueen
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Examiner
prof. dr. J.M. McQueen
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Lecturer
prof. dr. J.M. McQueen
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. J.M. McQueen
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Lecturer
prof. dr. A.P.A. Roelofs
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Academic year2021
Period
SEM1  (06/09/2021 to 28/01/2022)
Starting block
SEM1
Course mode
full-time
Remark
Please note: if you do not yet have a master's registration, you are not yet registered for the tests for this course.
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims

Words are the building blocks that make it possible for us to produce and comprehend language. Students will receive an introduction to the main issues in auditory word recognition and on word processing in speech production. At the end of the course the student will be able to (1) describe key findings in the cognitive neuroscience of lexical processing, (2) evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these data, (3) evaluate current theories of lexical processing, and (4) generate ideas for new experiments to address what is not yet known about these issues.
 

Content
Auditory word recognition. The mental processes which operate during the recognition of spoken words will be examined. Topics will include: the multiple activation of lexical hypotheses and the competition between them; modulation of lexical activation by phonetic information; and segmentation of continuous speech into words. We will also ask questions about the mapping of the speech signal onto the lexicon. Do prelexical representations mediate between the signal and the lexicon? How do listeners deal with the variability in speech? What is the nature of the information flow in the recognition system (e.g., is there feedback and/or cascade)? What is the role of context in word recognition? These topics will be discussed in the context of empirical evidence (behavioural, neuroimaging and neuropsychological data), lexical statistics and computational models of spoken-word recognition.

Spoken word production. Spoken word production involves the cognitive processes underlying the generation of spoken words, ranging from intention to articulation. Models of spoken word production often divide the word generation process into conceptualizing, lemma retrieval, word-form encoding, and articulation, with word-form encoding further divided into morphological encoding, phonological encoding, and phonetic encoding. Moreover, models assume a process of self-monitoring, which serves to ensure that word planning and articulation are consistent with intent. In the production lectures we will discuss evidence on these processes from response time, error, eyetracking, electrophysiological, neuropsychological, functional neuroimaging, tractography, and computational modeling studies.
 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information

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Assumed previous knowledge
This course is for CNS students only. Non-CNS students can contact Ellen Janssen (e.janssen@donders.ru.nl) or Arno Koning ( a.koning@donders.ru.nl)

Required materials
Articles
Kemmerer, D. (2015). Speech perception. In D. Kemmerer, Cognitive Neuroscience of Language (pp. 109-144). New York: Psychology Press.
Articles
Kemmerer, D. (2015). Speech production. In D. Kemmerer, Cognitive Neuroscience of Language (pp. 145-188). New York: Psychology Press.

Recommended materials
Articles
Hickok, G. (2012). Computational neuroanatomy of speech production. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 13, 135-145.
Articles
Hickok, G. & Poeppel, D. (2007). The cortical organization of speech processing. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8, 393-402.
Articles
Roelofs, A., & Ferreira, V. S. (2019). The architecture of speaking. In P. Hagoort (Ed.). Human language: From genes and brains to behavior (pp. 35-50). MIT Press.
Articles
Eisner, F., & McQueen, J.M. (2018). Speech perception. In S. Thompson-Schill (Ed.), Stevens’ handbook of experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience, fourth edition, volume three: Language & thought. New Jersey: John Wiley.

Instructional modes
Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

General
Teacher-led lectures, including discussion of lecture materials and of set texts.

Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

General
Student-led seminars on key research articles.

Tests
Take-home exam 1
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM2

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Take-home exam 2
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM2

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