Psycholinguistics and experimental design

15 credits

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In this course students develop basic knowledge of modern psycholinguistic theories and methods related to current research in cognitive science and neuroscience. We look at the perception and understanding of spoken and written language, the production of spoken language, vocabulary and mental representation of concepts, and children’s language acquisition. The course also discusses the actors and processes involved in language comprehension, language production and children’s and adults’ first¬and second¬language learning. Moreover, we look at how psycholinguistic research questions are formulated and answered through experimental methods.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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