98年第2學期-4067 心理語言學與外語教學 課程資訊
|Class attendance/attitude/discussion||20||A student will lose 5 points of his/her final grade for each unapproved absence. If students miss four classes, they will fail the course.|
|In-class article report and book summary||25||Students will take turns to present and lead a discussion of the assigned reading materials. Each presentation will be approximately 50 minutes long.|
|Two reflection papers||20||Two 6-page double-spaced reflection papers on what students learn from Carroll (2008)|
|Oral presentation of a mini-research project||10||A 20-minute oral presentation of individual mini-research project, followed by a 10-minute Q & A|
|Final research paper||25||A 20-page double-sided research paper delineating individual mini-research project as well as its implication on foreign language instruction|
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 foreign language teaching;
3) foster creative thoughts and critical reading of the materials related to language and cognition;
4) conduct a mini-research project in light of psycholinguistics theories or models; and
5) write a research paper on the project.
This course is designed to give students an overview of psycholinguistics, which studies psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, and understand languages. A survey of psycholinguistic theories and research related to foreign language teaching will be highlighted. Topics to be discussed in this course cover the fundamental aspects of psycholinguistics, including 1) biological foundations of language, 2) lexicon and meaning, 3) sentence processing and comprehension, 4) language production, and 5) relation of language and thought.
Office HourWednesday & Thursday 1:00 ~ 2:00 or by appointment FL211-G
Carroll, David W. (2008). Psychology of Language (5th ed.). Thomson Wadsworth Publishing.
More related articles and book chapters are required as listed in the course schedule. All the reading materials will be available as PDF files on the Moodle Platform.