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School of Psychology
APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
COGNITIVE BASIS OF LANGUAGE AND ITS DISORDERS
PSP3049114, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1978, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COGNITIVE BASIS OF LANGUAGE AND ITS DISORDERS
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUCIA COLOMBO M-PSI/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP7078198 COGNITIVE BASIS OF LANGUAGE AND ITS DISORDERS LUCIA COLOMBO LE0610

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 09/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of cognitive psychology and psychology of language or psycholinguistics.
Students who did not make any previous language exam should consult the point: Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio.
Target skills and knowledge: Aim of the course is to provide a knowlege base on cognitive processes involved in using language, and on the relationship between language, on one hand, and perception, memory, and attention, on the other hand. The main characteristics of acquired or congenital linguistic deficits, such as aphasia and dyslexia, will be reviewed. also possible cognitive linguistic applications will be considered.
Examination methods: There will be examinations in itinere for attendees that will partially substitute the final exam.
The final exam is written and consists in questions with open responses.
Assessment criteria: Evaluation is based on the comprehension of the topics, on the ability to examine issues in depth and to make inferential reasoning, on the detailed acquisition of specific and in-depth contents and methods. Positive evaluations will be given to students with crtical abilities , the ability to sinthesize concepts and mastery of language.
Course unit contents: -Aspects and levels involved in language
-Speech perception.
-Models of spoken word recognition
-Visual letter and word recognition in reading. Role of attentional processes in reading
-Working memory in comprehension and production
-Attentional processes in comprehension and production
-Recent models of syntactic parsing
-Role of context in syntactic interpretation
-Role of short and long term memory in processing syntax
-Word production.
-Language disturbances
-Conceptual and metaphorical representation.
.Cognitive -linguistic applications
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will consist in lectures and practice lessons during which the notions presented during lectures will be reviewed.

Students who attend regularly iwll be required to study research articles and prepare reports, to be presented in classroom. Also, exams simulations will be carried out.
Additional notes about suggested reading: For attendees:
Book chapters and articles will be indicated during the course

For non attendees, one of the two textbooks in the references.

For consultation:
-Baddeley, A., (1995). "Human Memory" Ch. 3 e 4.
-Bishop, D.V.M. (1997). "Uncommon understanding: Development and disorders of language understanding in children." Psychology Press, Hove.
-Eysenck, M.W. e Keane, M.T. (2008). Cognitive Psychology
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Denes, Gianfranco, Parlare con la testa: le basi neurologiche e la struttura del linguaggio. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2009. tutto il testo Cerca nel catalogo
  • Denes, Gianfranco, Talking heads: the neuroscience of language. Hove: New York, Psychology Press, 2011. - XIV, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo