Universität Wien FIND

160112 VO Introduction to Psycholinguistics (2018W)


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Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 15.10. 13:15 - 18:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Friday 16.11. 13:15 - 16:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Friday 07.12. 13:15 - 16:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 07.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Friday 11.01. 13:15 - 16:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Friday 18.01. 13:15 - 16:15 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will introduce main topics and methods in psycholinguistic research. Students will be acquainted with models of language acquisition (nativist versus constructivist), comprehension and production (modular versus interactionist). By the end of the course they are expected to be able to relate these to linguistic and more general cognitive models, and give a critical evaluation of them. Special emphasis is going to be placed on the mental reality of linguistic representations of different linguistic models, and of different levels of organization in language structure. We will also cover problems concerning the biological foundations of language, language evolution, and developmental and acquired disorders of language.

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Detailed slides are going to accompany every lecture, which are going to be available for download for participants. The final written exam will include 15 short definitions questions and 2 one-page essays (selected from 5 questions).

Reading list

Harley, Trevor (2001) The Psychology of Language. Psychology Press. Chapters 1., 2., 3., 4., 6., 8., 9., 11., 12., 13.

Association in the course directory

EC A167

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