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 Institute for Language Sciences, 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.
Aim of the course
To allow students to acquaint themselves with the basic principles of psycholinguistics.
Daily 2 1/2 hour session. Maximum of one hour of homework per day.
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 ILS and for which the full amount is paid.
There are no scholarships available for this course.
The housing costs include housing, plus a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag, for you to keep. This sleeping bag also includes an inflatable pillow and matrass cover. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please contact us, so we can give you a € 50 discount on the housing fee. Please note that you cannot buy individual bedding items.
A motivation letter is required from non-EU residents. You can send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org