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    Macalester College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LING 378 - Psychology of Language

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An examination of psychological factors that affect the comprehension of oral and written language. Topics include the origin of language, how language can control thought, the role of mutual knowledge in comprehension, and principles that underlie coherence in discourse. Includes readings from psycholinguistics, philosophy, sociolinguistics, gender studies, social psychology, and especially from cognitive psychology. Emphasis is placed on current research methods so that students can design an original study.  Student led component. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100  (or PSYC 201 ) and PSYC 242  or two linguistics classes, or permission of the instructor. Spring semester. (4 Credits)