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Language & Communication

For the specialisation Language and Communication students should have basic knowledge in the areas listed below. The level of knowledge in each of these areas is equivalent with the content of the handbooks that are listed together with these areas: (i) Introductory Psycholinguistics (Carroll, D.W., 1999, ‘Psychology of Language’; or Whitney, P., 1998, ‘The Psychology of Language’); (ii) Introductory Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics (O'Grady, W., Dobrovolsky, M., & Katamba, F., 1997, ‘Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction’); (iii) Cognitive Psychology, especially memory and perception (Eysenck, M.W., & Keane, M.T., 1993, ‘Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook’); (iv) Experimental Design and Statistics (Moore, D.S., & McCabe, G.P., 1993, ‘Introduction to the Practice of Statistics’; or McClave, J.T., Dietrich, F.H., & Sincich, T., 1997, ‘Statistics’).

Students should at least have the level of knowledge indicated above with respect to areas (i), (ii) and (iv), or (i), (iii) and (iv) when starting with the specialisation Language and Communication. If knowledge in some of these areas is missing, the student is expected to acquire this knowledge either before starting the programme or during the first period of the programme.