PSY 341k • Language Processing - Griffin
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
This undergraduate course will provide an introduction to psycholinguistics, which uses methods and theory from cognitive psychology to understand how people are able to use language to express themselves (i.e., speaking or language production) and to understand what other's say (i.e., language comprehension).
Classes will be composed of lectures, exercises, and discussion. Topics are the relationship between language and thought, the representation of meaning, speech errors, parallels between signed and spoken languages, the time courses for preparing various aspects of utterances and articulating speech, speech perception, and spoken word recognition. Students will be asked to write and post short commentaries and questions on readings, participate in discussions, and write a research paper or final exam.