Netherlands, Utrecht

Psycholinguistics - UiL OTS

when 20 August 2018 - 24 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 200

This course will provide an overview of how psycholinguistic theories have influenced accounts of language disorders and how such disorders in turn have informed linguistic theories. We will focus on developmental disorders of language and reading, such as Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and dyslexia. Along the way we discuss a variety of linguistic theories, experimental studies and innovative methodologies that have brought psycholinguists closer to understanding the place of language in the human mind.

This course addresses the place of language within the wider context of human psychology and cognition, focusing on pathology. By looking at the language profile in a variety of disorders (both language-related and general cognitive or behavioural disorders) we set out to determine whether language is a unique and isolated module within the human mind and brain, or whether it is strongly connected to other aspects of cognition. We will focus on developmental disorders of language and reading, such as Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and dyslexia. Along the way we discuss a variety of linguistic theories, experimental studies and innovative methodologies that have brought psycholinguists closer to understanding the place of language in the human mind.

Course leader

Kirsten Schutter MSc

Course aim

To allow students to acquaint themselves with the basic principles of psycholinguistics.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 200: Course + course materials
EUR 200: Housing

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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