Postgraduate Course: Dialogue (PSYL11004)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||To provide an advanced understanding of current psycholinguistic research on dialogue, including both its comprehension and its production.
This course provides an advanced understanding of current psycholinguistic research on dialogue. Students will learn about current theories and evidence about language production and comprehension in interactive contexts. Lectures are supplemented by student presentations and class discussion. Topics covered include the cognitive, linguistic and social foundations of dialogue research; dialogue as joint activity; audience design and partner modelling; dialogue as alignment; and the development of dialogue skills in children.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 4 (Sem 2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One assignment of 2500 words, and satisfactory course presentation. The word limit will be strictly applied.
||Written comments on peers and oral feedback from course organiser on presentation; written comments on submitted assessments.
In-class presentations and class discussions ¿ feedback will be provided contemporaneously.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of current psycholinguistic theories of production and comprehension in monologue
- present and discuss the empirical evidence for and against these theories
- demonstrate understanding of experimental methodologies used in dialogue research
- give an oral presentation of an academic paper
|Garrod (1999). The challenge of dialogue for theories of language processing. In S. Garrod & M. Pickering (Eds.), Language Processing (pp. 389-415). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Attend all lectures as scheduled
|Keywords||dialogue,psychology of language,psycholinguistics
|Course organiser||Prof Holly Branigan
Tel: (0131 6)50 8387
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
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