Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The module aims to introduce the student to the current theories related to the cognitive processes involved in language comprehension and production. The student will be introduced to the basic anatomy involved in these processes, and through the examination of the current theories related to linguistic and semantic processing, come to a deeper understanding of language and trope as an artistic medium
This module will run as weekly two-hour seminars. The seminars will focus on subject-related readings and discussion. Topics/themes will be chosen from (among others): Where does language happen?; theories of language comprehension; theories of language production; cognitive mechanisms for morphology, syntax and semantics; figurative language and metaphor in the brain; models of reading and writing.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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