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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Psychology

Postgraduate Course: Dialogue (PSYL11004)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTo provide an advanced understanding of current psycholinguistic research on dialogue, including both its comprehension and its production.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 4 (Sem 2)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 87 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One assignment of 2500 words, and satisfactory course presentation. The word limit will be strictly applied.
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a detailed understanding of current psycholinguistic theories of production and comprehension in monologue
  2. present and discuss the empirical evidence for and against these theories
  3. demonstrate understanding of experimental methodologies used in dialogue research
  4. give an oral presentation of an academic paper
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Attend all lectures as scheduled
Keywordsdialogue,psychology of language,psycholinguistics
Contacts
Course organiserProf Holly Branigan
Tel: (0131 6)50 8387
Email: Holly.Branigan@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
Email: Toni.noble@ed.ac.uk
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