This course offers a general introduction to psycholinguistics. Topics to be covered include the nature of human language, animal forms of communication, models of word recognition and word production, first and second language acquisition, speech afflictions (e.g. aphasia), and doing simple psycholinguistic experiments. A theme throughout the course will be the nature and nurture of language.

Textbook: Eva M. Fernández & Helen S. Cairns. 2010. The Fundamentals of Psycholinguistics. London: Wiley-Blackwell. Other course material to be distributed through Moodle or in class.