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LING315 Psycholinguistics

Examination of the processes of perceiving and producing speech, including categorical perception, speech development, and their relation to linguistic theory.

Psycholinguistics is the study of how our mind and body actually processes language, studied experimentally using techniques common in psychology. In this paper, we will focus just on speech perception and speech production so that you have the chance to study one topic in depth. The focus is on actually doing things. You will read the theory but assessment is based around what you do with it, making an experiment happen.

Paper title Psycholinguistics
Paper code LING315
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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One 100-level LING paper
LING 415
Recommended Preparation
LING 215
Schedule C
Arts and Music
LING 215 is strongly recommended as preparation.
Learning Outcomes
  • Implement experimental procedures
  • Collect original research data
  • Analyse and explain scientific theories
  • Explore connections between linguistics and related fields
Teaching staff
Dr Hunter Hatfield
Course Reader
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Research.
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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Friday 12:00-12:50 10-11, 13-14, 18-21


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22