PSY4509 - Contemporary issues in cognition - Psycholinguistics
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader: Dr G Yelland
Caulfield First semester 2008 (Off-campus)
This unit will explore a variety of current and controversial issues within the domain of Psycholinguistics through student presentations and class discussion. The fundamental issue for the psycholinguist is what it is that we as language users do that enables us to comprehend and produce meaningful language in its various forms and increasingly, what goes wrong when language fails. Each seminar covers a different topic selected from: the acquisition of language, the mysteries of reading and spelling; language and the deaf; bilingualism and a range of developmental, acquired and progressive disorders of language (including dyslexia, SLI, stuttering, autism, aphasia, and dementia).
On completion of this unit students will have:
Seminar presentation (35%)