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Cognitive Processing and Language Acquisition

Do you understand the complex processes involved in cognitive processing and language acquisition?

Science
Free Course
In this free online course, learn about cognitive processing and the processes involved in language acquisition. Study the technical definition of ‘language acquisition’ and the concept of ‘modularity’. The associative chain theory, which states that a sentence consists of a chain of association between the individual words in it, will also be analyzed.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

What is the relationship between cognition and the acquisition of language? In this comprehensive course, you will explore phases in the development of psycholinguistics, as well as the word superiority effect (WSE) and the symbolic communication systems that animals possess. All the demonstrations, problems, examples and assessment questions in this instructor-led video-based course have been created to provide you with a solid foundation to understand how we think and communicate.

The material begins by introducing you to the definition of ‘language’ and the different language systems that exist. Then, the probabilistic view concept, which states that the category structure that children develop reflects the kinds of language that the child is exposed to, will be discussed. You will also explore dyslexia, which occurs when an individual has a problem reading, even though they are otherwise intellectually and behaviorally typical and have had proper instruction and opportunity to practice reading.

Next, tackle Green’s inhibitory control (IC) model and the eye-brain lag. You will gain insight into the historic background of psycholinguistics, the evolution of language and discover the importance of understanding the processes involved in reading. Finally, you will study language comprehension, cognitive processes in reading, and aphasia (an significant impairment that affects the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write). Psycholinguistics or the psychology of language is an absorbing discipline that is helpful to speech therapists, remedial teachers and even those working with the elderly.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:


  • Discuss the characteristics of human language
  • Explain the historical background of psycholinguistics
  • Describe the evolution of language
  • Discuss the prosodic characteristics of speech
  • Explain the strategies that children follow during the language acquisition phase
  • Describe lexical ambiguity and the TRACE model of speech perception
  • Discuss the different types of sentences and parsing approaches
  • Explain the meaning of phonological words and syllabification

Certification

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