Psycholinguistics is the study of the psychological and neurobiological basis of language, which makes us possible to communicate arbitrary ideas via pure physical phenomena: sound waves. How are humans are capable of this extremely complex processes? In this course, we will try to answer this question. We will study how language is represented, processed, produced and acquired together with sound and word-level information processing. We will cover topics from phonology to grammar and learn about the methods with which researchers can study language in its complexity. Language-related disorders and their use in understanding language processing will be also explored. Learning Outcomes: In the end, students should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the most important subtopics of psycholinguistics. They will be familiar with the most influential theories within the field. They will be capable of constructing evidence-based scientific arguments. The course would be helpful for anyone interested in psychology, linguistics or neuroscience.
Module Leader:Klára Horváth