Introductory course about the representation of language in the brain, in which the following topics are discussed: neuroanatomy, aphasia, language disorders in children, neurocognitive methods (ERP, fMRI), and potentially bilingualism and sign language.
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.
The timetable is available on the BA Linguistics website
Mode of instruction
Total course load 5 EC x 28 hours = 140 hours
Lectures: (4 hours per week x 7 weeks =) 28 hours
Study of compulsory literature: 112 hours
Two written exams with closed questions (multiple choice). Both exams count for 50% towards the final grade and both exams have to be sufficient.
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.
A Blackboard page is present for this course. Through Blackboard students are kept informed about current affairs and will receive specific information about parts of the course.
David Kemmerer (2015), Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, New York, NY: Psychology Press.
Students - not registered as students BA Linguistics – who would like to enroll in this course should first contact the coordinator of studies, Else van Dijk.
If this course is full, students who are enrolled in the BA Linguistics programme will receive priority.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Attending the lectures is not mandatory for the examination, but is highly recommended.