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Admission requirements

not applicable


Introductory course about the representation of language in the brain, in which the following topics are discussed: neuroanatomy, neurocognitive methods (EEG/ERP, fMRI, TMS), types of acquired aphasia, language disorders in children, and potentially bi-/multilingualism and sign language. The course starts with an introduction to methodological approaches in the field, and will then give an overview of some crucial findings in the neurobiology of language from both healthy participants and neuropsychological patients..

Course objectives

After completing the course, students will have acquired basic knowledge of disorders during language acquisition, language comprehension, and language production as well as of the most important neurolinguistic findings and theories in these areas. They will also have acquired knowledge about some of the most widely used methodologies in the field, such as electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods as well as the investigation of neurotypical patients


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Lecture & lab visit (in small groups)

Assessment method

Two written exams with closed questions (multiple choice). Students need to pass both exams, i.e. both exams need to be sufficient. The final grade is the mean of both sufficiently passed exams, i.e. both exams count for 50% towards the final grade

Both exams can be resat in the same resit.

inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

David Kemmerer (2015), Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, New York, NY: Psychology Press. (selected chapters)
Greig de Zubicaray & Niels O. Schiller (2019), The Oxford Handbook of Neurolinguistics, Oxford, New York, NY: OUP. (selected chapters)
Occasionally, specific research papers will have to be read. The relevant papers will be made known to the students on Brightspace.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on the website

Students - not registered as students BA Linguistics – who would like to enroll in this course should first contact the Coordinator of studies

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte
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For questions related to the content of the course, please contact the lecturer, you can find their contact information by clicking on their name in the sidebar.

For questions regarding enrollment please contact the Education Administration Office Reuvensplaats
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For questions regarding your studyprogress contact the Coordinator of Studies


Attending the lectures is not mandatory for the examination, but is highly recommended.