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Psycholinguistics - ON2301009
Title: Psycholingvistika
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 1
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/1, MC [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc.
Pre-requisite : ON2301001, ON2301002
Is pre-requisite for: OSOZ3AA, OSOZ3BB, OSOZ3B, OSOZ3A
Annotation -
Last update: JANCOVI/PEDF.CUNI.CZ (11.05.2009)
This course provides students with a basic orientation in psycholinguistics. It deals with a wide range of topics, including the production and reception of language, first language acquisition by children, second and foreign language acquisition by children and adults, the relationship between language and thought, reading and writing, verbal and non-verbal communication, animal communication, biological prerequisites of communication, speech disorders, bilingualism, etc. Many theoretical concepts are demonstrated using suitable illustrative samples. The course also examines the interface between linguistics and methodology.
Literature -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc. (20.05.2019)

AITCHISON, J. Words in the Mind : An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987.

AITCHISON, J. The Articulate Mammal : An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. 3rd ed. London: Unwin Hyman.

BATES, E., BRETHERTON, I., SNYDER, L. From First Words to Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

GARMAN, M. Psycholinguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990

HART, S. The Language of Animal. New York: Henry Holt, 1996.

HYLTENSTAM, K., OBLER, L.K. Bilingualism Across the Lifespan: Aspects of Acquisition, Maturity and Loss. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

KESS, J.J. Psycholinguistics, Psychology, Linguistics, and the Study of Natural Language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1992.

NEBESKÁ, I. Úvod do psycholingvistiky. Praha: H + H, 1992.

RICHARDS, J.E. (Ed.) Error Analysis : Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition. London: Longman Group Limited, 1984.

SMITH, N., TSIMPLI, I.M. The Mind of a Savant. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.

SPERBER, D., WILSON, D. Relevance : Communication & Cognition. 2nd ed., Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 1996.

SUTTON-SPENCE, R., WOLL, B. The Linguistics of British Sign Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

THIEL, E. Mluvíme tělem: Řeč těla prozradí víc než tisíc slov. Praha: Knižní klub, 1997.

VANDIJK, T.A. (ed.) Discourse as Social Interaction. 1st vol., London; Thousand Oaks; New Delh : Sage Pulications, 1997.

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc. (20.05.2019)

Theoretical part: Topics:

Introduction to psycholinguistics; history and position of psycholinguistics; approaches

Communication: animal and human; verbal and non-verbal; sign language; properties of human language

Language, mind and brain; language centres; language disorders; memory; mental lexicon; cognitive linguistics

Language acquisition; critical period; bilingualism; language and aging; loss of language

Language production and comprehension; language skills (speaking, writing, reading,listening)

●Presentation of reviews

●Presentation of individual psycholinguistic experiments

Course completion requirements -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc. (20.05.2019)

 Active participation in seminars (max. two missed classes)

● A review established on comparing  two recent studies on a selected psycholinguistic topic, to be followed by in-class presentation

● Carrying out a psycholinguistic research/ experiment, and presenting the findings in seminars

● Multiple choice test verifying the student´s familiarity with key concepts in the field (30 minutes,  at least 9 pts out of 15)


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