· The biological and cognitive basis of language
· Spoken word recognition
· Language comprehension
· Language production
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
To obtain a general view on the cognitive processes involved in the production and comprehension of spoken language in normal adults.
With respect to the reference list of academic competences, this course primarily aims to bring the students to :
1. The biological foundations of language
2. Spoken language recognition
3. Spoken language production
4. Written language
5. Language comprehension
1. Notions of the physics of the sound
2. Generating the sounds of spoken language
3. Transcribing the sounds of spoken language
4. Notions of articulatory phonetics
5. Notions of acoustic phonetics
6. Notions of combinatory phonetics
7. Initiation to the instrumental analysis of spoken language
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures, with some reading and exercises
Due to the exceptional COVID-related circumstances, the lectures will use a comodal format combining simultaneously classroom and online instruction. Depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains possible that teaching evolves to a purely distantial, online format.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Caution: Depending on the evolution of the sanitary situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this exam can be in presential or in distantial (online) format.
Evaluation in session
Psychology of language (13 points out of 20)
- distantial written exam (90 minutes)
- 30 multiple choice questions: 4 options, 1 correct alternative
- to pass this part, the student must have answered 19 questions out of 30 correctly
Phonetics (7 points out of 20)
- distantial oral exam
- several open questions
To pass this course, you need to succeed both on the Psychology of language part, as well as on the Phonetics part. Both parts will be evaluated as separate exams.
Spinelli, E. & Ferrand, L. (2005). Psychologie du langage: L'écrit et le parlé, du signal à la signification. Paris: Armand Collin.