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160122 PS Psycho- or Patholinguistics Introductory Seminar (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 40 participants
Language: English



DI wtl von 02.03.2021 bis 29.06.2021 09.00-10.30 Ort: Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is planned to present an overview and in-depth discussion of a special field in psycholinguistics, namely language production. After an introductory session we read a groundbreaking classic in the field, namely Willem Levelts' book Speaking: From intention to articulation. The aim is to develop and train the student's understanding of the core processes involved in language production and to discuss controversial issues in this field. Students will train this ability by weekly reading tasks that involve chapters from Levelt's book and individual controversial research papers, obligatory oral presentations, active participation and a written term paper on a topic related to the seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Student progress will be evaluated by three measures:
1. Term paper (~4000 words). The term paper will enable the student to explore a topic that was discussed in the seminar in greater depth. Students will be free to write term papers in either German or English. (50%)
2. active participation including weekly reading assignments (20%)
3. in class presentation of a paper/topic in one of the seminar sessions (30%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

No prior background in psycholinguistics is assumed. Solid knowledge of English is necessary.

Examination topics

Reading list

Levelt, W.J.M. (1989): Speaking: From intention to articulation.
+ selected original papers from the literature on language production (provided via moodle).

Association in the course directory


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