Psycholinguistics and experimental design

15 credits

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.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!