LT4256 - Topics in Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

With the use of new behavioural and brain imaging techniques, many new insights into the cognitive and neural processes underlying language comprehension, production, and acquisition have been established. This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the cognitive and neural processes that are critical for the comprehension and production of language, and the influence of language disorders on those processes. It also aims to help students develop an understanding of the state-of-the-art developments in the neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic fields. Neuroimaging methods such as electrophysiological techniques will be introduced to examine individual differences in language learning and processing. This course aims to let students have a clear understanding of how languages are learned and processed from the neurocognitive perspective. Different theoretical approaches to language learning and processing will be contrasted. Some hands-on practices of conducting a small scale research will be provided.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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