The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
EGH310 : Psychology of Language
Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.
This final-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 speaking, listening and reading, exploring the ways in which we represent and store linguistic knowledge. The core linguistic modules will be investigated: phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Evidence from speech errors, language impairments, 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.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Understand and evaluate theories of speech production, speech comprehension, and reading
- Understand and evaluate theories of how information is stored in the mental lexicon
- Understand and evaluate accounts of dyslexias and aphasias
- Understand different methodologies used in discovering the psychological processes involved in language use
- Design and present a psycholinguistic project formulating a research question and using an appropriate methodology
- Assessment guidance sessions
- Group meetings
There will be three assessed components (subject to minor changes).
Assessment 1: MOLE MCQs (20%): Six multiple choice tests each to be completed in weeks 2 to 4, and weeks 10 to 12.
Assessment 2: Group Poster (30%): Collaborative work in groups of around 5 on one of a choice of topics from the course to produce an A1-sized poster based on the mini-project.
Assessment 3: Essay (50%): 2,000-word assignment to be completed individually on one of a choice of topics from the course.
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