Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
Experimental psycholinguistics tests models of how the brain and the human cognition system carries out perception, production and representation of language. The course gives an introduction to current research questions in psycholinguistics and in experimental research methods through designing and carrying out one or more experiments. Ethical considerations in research on human subjects will be considered. The goal of the course is to provide a foundation for further experimental studies within human language perception and production.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to ...
- describe important principles and methods in experimental psycholinguistics, including ethical concerns
- design and carry out simple experiments, interpret the results and disseminate the activities in the form of a report.
- express themselves in written form about an experiment and its results in a report in APA format.
- have a critical view of one's own and others' experiments and results
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Access to the Course
Open to all who have been admitted to the master's program in Linguistics at the University of Bergen.
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is done in lectures and through the design/programming of an experiment on a computer, execution of the experiment, statistical analysis and interpretation of the results, about 36 hours per semester. Furthermore, one to two hours of individual supervision is provided in connection with writing the report.
If fewer than five students are registered to a course, the department might reduce the teaching, please see the department's guidelines regarding this on "Mitt UiB". For courses where this is a possibility, the students get information about this at the beginning of the semester, and before the deadline regarding semester registration February 1 / September 1.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Students must attend and sufficiently participate in laboratory work of at last 80% of the scheduled hours throughout the term. Participation must be approved by the teacher in the semester of teaching. Obligatory learning activities must be approved before the student is allowed to take the exam in the subject. Such approval is valid in a total of three semester, including the semester of teaching.
Forms of Assessment
Supervised term paper in the form of a report on the experiment, with a length of about 4000 words (not counting references, appendices etc). The report should be written in APA format or another internationally accepted format for experimental reports.
Examination Support Material
Literature, library resources, references, data and tools indicated by the teacher. All used aids must be cited.
Fall. There is also an exam early in the spring semester for students with valid and approved obligatory
Introductory texts and scientific articles related to experimental psycholinguistics, about 400 pages.
Evaluation of the offered course will be carried out in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assessment system.
Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies
Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of assessment: Term paper
- Submission deadline
- 12.03.2021, 13:00
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam