Research seminar: Current trends in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics

This course is part of the programme
Doctoral study programme Cognitive Science of Language

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.


Introduction to psycholinguistics


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

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of current topics in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.


  • Gernsbacher M. A. (Ed.) (1994) Handbook of Psycholinguistics. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. Catalogue E- version
  • Carroll, D.W. (1994). Psychology of Language (4th edition) Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. Catalogue E-version
  • Literature related to the specific content of the course (articles from linguistic scientific journals additionally include psycholinguistic journals– Journal of Psycholinguistic research E- version, Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, Journal of Memory and Language E- version, Brain and Language E- version, Cognition E- version ...).


• 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


  1. Varlokosta S., Fragkopoulou, K., Arfani, D. & C. Manouilidou (in press, 2023). Methodologies for assessing morphosyntactic ability in people with Alzheimer’s Disease. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders.
  2. Lada, A., Paquier, P., Manouilidou, C., & Keulen, S. (2023). A systematic review: Idiom Comprehension in Aphasia - The Effects of Stimuli and Task Type. Journal of Neurolinguistics 65: 101-115
  3. Nousia, A., Pappa, E., Siokas, V., Liampas, I., Tsouris, Z., Messinis, L., Patrikelis, P., Manouilidou, C., Dardiotis, E. & Nasios, G. (2022). Evaluation of the Efficacy and Feasibility of a Telerehabilitation Program Using Language and Cognitive Exercises in Multi-Domain Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 00 (2022) 1–12.
  4. Manouilidou, C., Nerantzini, M., Chiappetta, B., MM Mesulam & CK Thompson (2021) What language disorders reveal about the mechanism of language processing. Frontiers in Psychology 12: 701802.
  5. Manouilidou, C., Roumpea, G., Nousia, A., Stavrakaki, S. & G. Nasios (2020). Revisiting aspect in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease: evidence from Greek. Frontiers in Communication 5: 19.