EKIS275 Language and the Mind (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



This course explores the relationship between language and structures and processes of the mind and the brain. The course covers key issues in Cognitive Linguistics and/or Psycholinguistics.

Completion methods

Reading circle or lectures + group discussions. Take-home exam or essay or small assignments.
Optionally self-study based on course materials and readings.

Assessment details

Participation in class discussions (25%), oral group presentations (25%), essays (50%). Optionally essays (100%).

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to
- describe and discuss the major approaches in these fields
- identify and understand major issues and processes concerning language production and comprehension
- understand experimental and qualitative methods used in these fields

Additional information

Required attendance percentage: 75

Description of prerequisites

Basic Studies

Study materials

Evans, Vyvyan, and Melanie Green, 2006. Cognitive linguistics: an introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University. (parts) Warren, Paul, 2013. Introducing Psycholinguistics (Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics).
(or other books depending on availability)

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item