Psycholinguistics - UiL OTS

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Humanities
Course code
S32
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 200.00
Level
Advanced Bachelor
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This elementary to intermediate level course will provide the student with a basic knowledge of psycholinguistics, a research domain on the intersection of linguistics, psychology and neuroscience. Three major research topics in psycholinguistics will be presented: language comprehension, language production and (first) language acquisition. In addition, we will discuss language disorders, both acquired (aphasia) and innate (developmental language disorder; dyslexia).

This course focuses on the psycholinguistic endeavour of mapping out the learning and cognitive mechanisms that allow humans to pick up patterns and regularities in linguistic input, and that might thus support the process of language acquisition. We will focus on: (i) recognizing words and understanding sentences; (ii) producing spoken language; (iii) brain damage and aphasia; (iv) language acquisition in the first 4 years of life; (v) developmental language disorder and dyslexia.

This course is offered by the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, the home of linguistic and communications research at Utrecht University.

This course is part of the preparations for entrance into the RMA Linguistics at Utrecht University.

Course director

Kirsten Schutter, MSc

Course aim

To allow students to acquaint themselves with the basic principles of psycholinguistics.

Study load

Daily 2 1/2 hour session; max one hour homework per day.

Costs

Course fee
€ 200.00
Housing fee
€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

There is a discount of €50 if this course is combined with at least one more Linguistics course whose title includes mention of UiL OTS and for which the full amount is paid.

There is an automatically added € 50,- housing discount, if you have housing for successive courses.

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School does not offer scholarships for this course.

Application

A motivation letter is required from non-EU residents. You can send it via email to k.schutter@uu.nl

More information

Kirsten Schutter | E: k.schutter@uu.nl | T: +31 (0)30 253 6060

Registration

Application deadline: 31 July 2020