Graduate School

Research seminar: Current trends in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics

This course is part of the programme:
Cognitive science of language Third Level

Objectives and competences

The students are exposed to the current issues of modern psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics. Before the start of the intensive seminar the students must study the literature assigned by the instructor on their own, including scientific articles to be discussed during the seminar.

The acquired competences are:

-Ability to critically think about a given psycholinguistic or neurolinguistic topic and finding theoretically relevant data

-Ability to solve specific problems in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.

Lectures are organized as a weekly or biweekly intensive course.

Prerequisites

Introduction to psycholinguistics

Content (Syllabus outline)

Results of the current linguistic investigations by the worldwide known linguists.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of current topics in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.

Readings

  • Gernsbacher M. A. (Ed.) (1994) Handbook of Psycholinguistics. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Carroll, D.W. (1994). Psychology of Language (4th edition) Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
  • Literatura vezana na konkretno vsebino predmeta (članki iz jezikoslovnih znanstvenih revij dodatno vključujejo psiholingvistični reviji – Journal of Psycholinguistic research, Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, Journal of Memory and Language, Brain and Language, Cognition,...).

Assessment

  • Active class participation (10%) • Short paper (up to 10 pages) on the topic relevant to the content of the course (60%) • Small weekly assignments (30%)

Lecturer's references

Assistant professor of Linguistics at the University of Patras.

Bibliography:

1. Manouilidou, C., Dolenc, B., Marvin, T., Marjanovič, K. & Z. Pirtošek (2013). Mild Congitive Impairment: on-line and off-line processing Slovenian pseudo-words. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences 94: 94-95.

2. Manouilidou, C., Dolenc, B., Marvin, T., Marjanovič, K. & Z. Pirtošek (2013). Processing pseudo-words in mild cognitive impairment: On-line and off-line evidence from Slovenian. Stem-, Spraak-en Taalpathologie 18 (S01):132-135.

3. Manouilidou, C. & de Almeida, R.G. (2013). Processing correlates of verb typologies: investigating internal structure and argument realization. Linguistics 51(4).

4. Fyndanis, V., Manouilidou, C., Koufou, E., Tsapakis E-M. (2013). Agrammatic patterns in Alzheimer’s disease: evidence from Tense, Agreement and Aspect. Aphasiology 27(2): 178-200

5. Manouilidou, C., Sotiropoulou, C., Kourtidou, E., Ralli, A., Potagas, C. (2012). Reading Greek Compounds in Neglect Dyslexia: a Case Study. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences 61: 296-297.

University course code: 3JEZ033

Year of study: 1

Semester: 1-2

Course principal:

Lecturer:

ECTS: 6

Workload:

  • Lectures: 45 hours
  • Individual work: 135 hours

Course type: elective

Languages: english

Learning and teaching methods:
• lectures • individual work under supervision of the lecturer responsible for the course • literature search on language processing • discussion of the relevant research articles