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The Anatomy and Phonology of Words

In this free online course for Anatomy and Phonology of Words, learn about the models of spoken word recognition.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this free online course in Words and Language Structure, you will learn about the anatomy definition, phonology of words and the models of spoken word recognition. It introduces the principles of sentence processing, comprehension at the semantic level and the syntactic level as well as the Stages of Development of Language in the brain. Anyone in the field of Language or Linguistics will benefit from studying this course.
The Anatomy and Phonology of Words
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    6-10 Hours
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The Anatomy and Phonology of word forms are discussed in this free online course. The first section focuses on types of words and phonotactic rules for understanding certain kinds of words. You will learn about the concepts of sound symbolism and the phonological methods for the representation of words in the Mental Lexicon.

The next section will discuss sentence processing and comprehension. You will learn about the factors that influence sentence comprehension, and the most common forms of Language Disorders and their causes are also discussed. Thereafter, you will gain an insight into the mental processes involved in the Development of Language. You will be able to identify the key regions in the brain that enable Language Comprehension.

The last section introduces the concept of Discourse and the Anatomy of Conversation. You will learn about the narratives and factors that affect storytelling. Some psychological factors that enhance conversations will be highlighted, and the idea of anaphors and antecedents will be explained. This course will be beneficial to those studying Linguistics, Communication, or any related courses. It will also be highly informative to those who simply want to improve their learning and understanding of the subject matters discussed herein. Why wait, start this course today!

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