Unit

School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Psychology of LanguageWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100023.6

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Michael Tyler


Assumed Knowledge
Solid understanding of perception, cognitive processes, and experimental design and analysis in psychology and/or a solid understanding of linguistics and research methods in linguistics.


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 120 credit points.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit acquaints students with major issues in the psychology of language. Through a series of online modules, it examines different approaches to research and theory on questions such as: the acquisition and development of language; the relationship between language and thought; bilingualism and multilingualism; speech perception and production; sign language; reading and writing; the neurophysiological underpinnings of language; patterns of language breakdown and communication disorders; social aspects of language; language in non-human animals. The tutorials take a hands-on approach, where students learn new skills, such as reading and producing phonetic symbols, creating stimuli for use in psycholinguistic research, and analysing children's speech.



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