Undergraduate Course: Psychology of Language (LLLI07017)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This is a for-credit course offered by the Centre for Open Learning (COL); only students registered with COL should be enrolled.
An examination of the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to learn, use, and understand language. We will examine language development and acquisition, language comprehension and production, and language and cognition. Throughout, these topics will be illuminated through reference to their representation in the brain, various pathologies that impede normal language function, and comparative structures in other animals.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 3
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Open Studies 10 credit courses have one assessment. Normally, the assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark, submitted by week 12. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 40%.
There are a small number of exceptions to this model which are identified in the Studying for Credit Guide.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of various theories of how people are able to acquire, use, and understand language(s);
- Understand the experimental and other evidence that support these theories;
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major experimental techniques for investigating language processing;
- Apply their knowledge to wider discussion of how people use and understand language and what happens when the system breaks down.
Harley, T., 2008. The Psychology of Language: from Data to theory. 5th ed. Hove; New York: Psychology Press.
Field, J., 2003. Psycholinguistics: A resource book for students. New York, NY: Routledge.
Forrester, M.A., 1996. Psychology of language: a critical introduction. London: Sage.
For Basic Linguistics:
Fromkin, V.A., Rodman, R. and Hyams, N., 2006. An Introduction to Language, London: Heinle.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Please contact Reception to arrange a confidential appointment with our Student Guidance Advisor if you feel you have specific study requirements to enable you to study an Open Studies course or complete assessments. Giving us this information will enable us to make arrangements to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
|Course organiser||Mr James Mooney
Tel: (0131 6)50 3077
|Course secretary||Mr Benjamin Mcnab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832