Language and the Brain

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Language and the Brain

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    On this module, we will explore the relationship between language and the brain. We will primarily investigate
    two areas of psycholinguistic research: the Mental Lexicon: how we learn, store, process and remember words;
    how we understand the meanings of words and how we create new words; Language Acquisition: the processes
    through which we acquire language; the differences between first and second language acquisition and
    learning; bilingual language acquisition. Our examples will be taken mostly from English, but also from other
    languages as appropriate. No prior experience of linguistic analysis will be assumed. The course will be based on
    two lectures and one seminar per week.

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