Course Description

Course Name


Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description
This is an introductory course in Psycholinguistics, the study of mental proceses underlying language use. The course aims to provide the survey of basic linguistic and psychological models of language comprehension and production and the biological foundations of language use. The specific isues to be adresed include the mechanisms involved in spech perception and production, word recogniton, sentence comprehension and production, and language acquisiton. It also aims to introduce the main psycholinguistic experiments used to study language procesing mechanisms in the field.

Expected Learning Outcome
1. Students achieve an acurate understanding of the basic psycholinguistic concepts and
mechanisms involved in comprehension, production, and learning of language.
2. Students develop an understanding of the main experimental methods used to investigate the
language procesing mechanisms.

1. Carol, D. W. (208). Psychology of Language (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
2. Other eadings, videos, and files that wil be posted on the course website in Blackboard.

*Course content subject to change