EGH310 : Psychology of Language

Convenor(s): Ranjan Sen


Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.

General Information

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:



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.

Contact Details

0114 222 0233

Information last changed: Tuesday 21st of March 2017 :: 03:25:09 PM (GMT)


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK