20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This third-year module in psycholinguistics examines the relationship between the human mind and language, addressing both theoretical and methodological issues. We look at the processes involved in producing and comprehending speech, and in reading, exploring the ways in which we represent and store linguistic knowledge. The core linguistic modules will be investigated (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), with a focus on phonology. Evidence from speech errors, impaired speech, and neuroscience alongside classic psychological experimental work in the field will be considered. Students will gain a thorough grounding in psycholinguistic theory and practice, and should acquire the tools to undertake their own research in the future.

Staff Contact: SEN RANJAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK