Course Title : Psycholinguistics
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
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Lab
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Credits ECTS
ELL 431-1 D 1 4 0 0 4.00 6
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description
Objectives
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Course Introduction; the Origin of Language
2Properties of Language
3Psycholinguistics: Definitions and Beginnings
4Verbal Behavior Theory Introduction
5Verbal Behavior Theory – The Role of the Listener 1
6Verbal Behavior Theory – The Role of the Listener 2
7Verbal Behavior Theory – Reinforcement
8Language, Mind and Brain
9Language Processing – Speed and Flexibility
10Midterm Exam
11Lexical and Syntactic Ambiguity
12Morphology and the Mental Lexicon – Decomposition
13Morphology and the Mental Lexicon – Structure, Regularity and Frequency
14Modularity of the Brain/Mind
15Film: Steven Pinker – Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Recognize and analyze the main issues in speeches, word recognition, sentence processing, text and acquisition of language and literacy
2Recognize and analyze the main processes involved in word recognition, sentence processing, interpretation of the text as well as in reading acquisition
3Develop proposals for specific research issues in psycholinguistics based on general knowledge and psycholinguistics method
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms125
Quizzes120
Projects00
Term Projects130
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade75
Contribution of final examination to overall grade25
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 11212
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11515
Other 188
Total Work Load 151
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 6.04
ECTS 6

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