108年第1學期-0156 心理語言學 課程資訊
|Class attendance/attitude/focus||15||A student will lose 3 points of his/her final grade for each unapproved absence. If students miss five classes, they will fail the course, regardless of exam performance.|
|Group experiment and presentation||20||Each group will conduct and present two mini-experiments related to the psycholinguistic theories or models discussed in class.|
|Quizzes on Psycholinguistics terms||15||In each quiz, students will briefly define 5 to 10 psycholinguistics terms in English. Students may refer to the section of “Glossary” in the textbook.|
On completion of the course, students should be able to
1) understand major psycholinguistic theories/models related to language processing, production, and acquisition;
2) apply the psycholinguistic findings discussed in class to second language teaching; and
3) foster creative thoughts and critical reading of the materials related to language and cognition.
Psycholinguistics is an elective for third- and fourth-year students. This course offers an introduction to the exciting and fast-developing field of psycholinguistics—an integration of the fields of psychology and linguistics. Psycholinguistics mainly explores two questions: 1) What knowledge of language is needed for us to use language? and 2) What cognitive processes are involved in the ordinary use of language? Students in this course will expand their knowledge about how individuals comprehend, produce, and acquire language. They will be stimulated to synthesize and apply course content to second language teaching or other language-related work. Topics to be discussed in this course cover the fundamental aspects of psycholinguistics, including 1) linguistic principles, 2) psychological mechanism, 3) language comprehension, 4) language production and conversational interaction, 5) language acquisition, 6) language, culture, and cognition, and 7) biological foundations of language.