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  • Credit value: 15 credit points at Level 6
  • Convenor: Adam Tierney
  • Assessment: an assessed essay (70%) and a one-hour multiple-choice examination (30%)

Module description

This module considers the processes and representations involved in comprehending and producing language. It will include theoretical, computational and empirical approaches to lexical processing, parsing and semantic integration. We will also cover reading, morphology and language disorders.

The module aims to:

  • examine, in considerable theoretical depth, issues at the leading edge of research in different areas of language, from a psychological perspective
  • provide you with tools and terminology for the scientific analysis of language
  • explore the relation between language and cognition through its structure, its maturation and the disorders that affect it.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

    • appreciate the evolution of theory and modelling of scientific concepts
    • exercise a propensity for critical thinking and analysis
    • appraise existing research and indicate new avenues for exploration.