ENG3225 - Language and the Mind

Year of Study:3
Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45hours
Prerequisites: ENG1200 Introduction to Linguistics
or with special permission from Instructor and approval by Department Head
Module Description
This module is a general introduction to psycholinguistics for more advanced students. It explores the nature of language from a psychological point of view. Students will first be introduced to the brain structure that is linked to language use. Then the psychological processes underlying language acquisition, language comprehension, and language production will be covered. This module will offer in-depth analysis on how language behaviour illuminates our understanding of the mind and the brain, and how properties of the mind and the brain influence human language. Practical concerns, such as current research in artificial intelligence in language development, and the connection between psycholinguistics and English teaching for Chinese learners, will also be discussed.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Explain major concepts and theories in psycholinguistics.

  2. Synthesise results and findings of psycholinguistic studies on a major topic.

  3. Demonstrate knowledge about some important psycholinguistic experiments.

  4. Develop basic understanding of research techniques and skills in psycholinguistic research.