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Postgraduate course

Experimental Psycholinguistics

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeLING306
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish if students not speaking Norwegian attend, otherwise Norwegian
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Level of Study


Teaching semester


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 give 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.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to design and carry out simple experiments, interpret the results and disseminate the activities in the form of a report.

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of linguistics and statistics is desirable.

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. Furthermore, one to two hours of individual supervision is provided in connection with writing the report.

Teaching takes about 3 hours per week.

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

In order to be permitted to the exam, sufficient participation in laboratory activities throughout the term is required, with an attendance rate of at last 80% of the time. Supervision in connection with the term paper is required, and the student is required to have met for supervision at least once, where the supervisor has been able to read a draft of the paper in advance.

Forms of Assessment

Supervised term paper in the form of a report on the experiment, with a length of about 3000-4000 words. The report should be written in APA format or another internationally accepted format for experimental reports.

Grading Scale


Reading List

Reading consists of introductory texts and scientific articles related to experimental psycholinguistics, about 400 pages.

Course Evaluation

Evaluation of the offered course will be carried out in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assessment system.


Contact Information

Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies

Mail address: advice@lle.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Term paper

    Submission deadline
    09.12.2020, 13:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam