Is language uniquely human? – building blocks of language: prosody - phonemes – syllables – words – sentences – text - issues and controversies in psycholinguistics
- Altmann, G. , T.M “Looking towards Babel”,1996. Pp. 1-9.
- Harley, T. “The study of language”, 2001. Pp. 3-26.
- Pinker, S. “An instinct to acquire an art”, 1994. Pp. 15-24.
Research methods in Psycholinguistics
The framework of a psychological experiment – data and data analysis – design – quality control – special issues in psycholinguistic research: priming, lexical decision and eye-tracking – clinical language tests – research methods in second language learning
- Banyard, P., Grayson, A. “Methodology”, 1996, Pp. 417-450.
- Brown, J., Rodgers, S. “The nature of research”, 2002. Pp. 3-18.
- Raffray, C.N., Pickering, M.J. , Branigan, H.P, „Priming the interpretation of noun–noun combinations.“, (2007), pp. 380–395.
The mental processes behind language: language development
Nature or nurture? - Chomsky´s theory of language development - the innateness hypothesis - Skinner´s view of early language learning - Bandura and modelling - Chomsky and Piaget - the cognitive basis of language - critical period for language acquisition
- Crain, W. “Chomsky’s theory of language development”, 2005. Pp. 348-367.
- Harley, T. “Language development”, 2001. Pp. 91-130.
- Jusczyk, P.W. “How infants begin to extract words from speech”, (1999), pp.323-328
- Zimbardo, P. “Language development”. Annenberg learner videos on demand, retrieved from http://www.learner.org/vod/vod_window.html?pid=1530
The mental processes behind language: Second language learning
Learning or acquisition? - contrastive hypothesis – monitor model of second language learning - bilingualism – emotions and prosody
- Altarriba, J. “Bilingualism: Language, Memory and Applied Issues”, (2002).
- Schoonbaert, S., Hartsuiker, R.J., & Pickering, M.J. The representation of lexical and syntactic information in bilinguals (2007). pp. 153-171.
- Urtin, S., Heinlein, K.B. & Werker, J. “Bilingual beginnings as a lens for theory development”, (2011) pp. 492-504.
The mental structures behind language
Representations underlying adult language usage - the mental lexicon - lexical access – neural structures and artificial intelligence – connectionist models
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- Marslen-Wilson, W. & Warren, P. “Levels of perceptual representation and process in lexical access: words, phonemes, and features”, (1994), pp. 653-675
- Ellis A, Lambon Ralph MA. (2000). “Age of acquisition effects in adult lexical processing: insights from connectionist networks”, (2000), pp. 1103-23
Stages in language comprehension bottom up and top down - speech recognition - word recognition - phonological short term memory
- Bishop, D. “From sound to meaning: a framework for analysing comprehension, 1997. Pp. 1-18.
- Cowan, N & Keller, A. “Verbal Memory Span in Children”, (1994), pp. 234-250.
- Majerus, S. & Van der Linden, M. “Long-Term Memory Effects on Verbal Short-Term memory: a Replication Study”, (2003), pp. 303-310.
Specific language impairment
SLI as a developmental disorder - Phonological memory hypothesis - rapid auditory processing hypothesis - feature blind hypothesis
- Bishop, D. “Specific Language Impairment”, (2008).
- Bishop, D. “What causes specific language impairment in children (2006), pp. 217–221.
- Clegg, J., Hollis, C., Mawhood, L., Rutter, M. “Developmental language disorders – a follow-up in later adult life”, (2005), No. 2, pp. 128-149
Written language and dyslexia
Specific reading disorder- phonological representation theory - early precursors – graphem-phoneme correspondence – phonological awareness and reading development – specific language impairment and dyslexia
- Bishop, Dorothy V. M.& Snowling, Margaret J. „Developmental Dyslexia and Specific Language Impairment: Same or Different?“, (2004), pp. 858-886.
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- Goswami, U. “Toward an Interactive Analogy Model of Reading Development: Decoding Vowel Graphemes in Beginning Reading”, (1993), pp. 443-75
Pragmatics - theory of mind - discourse analysis - mental models and the world - referential communication - paralinguistic cues - universal or culture specific - models to describe different cultures – how culture influences our communication
- Pickering, M.J. (2006). „The dance of dialogue“, (2006), pp. 734-737.
- Hofstede, G. “Dimensionalizing Cultures: The Hofstede Model in Context. “, (2011). Retr. from http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/orpc/vol2/iss1/8
- Labov, W. “The logic of nonstandard English”, (1969), pp. 1 – 31.
Presentation and discussion of students’ studies