This is an advanced level elective unit
In this unit, students are introduced to the most important and hotly debated issues in the psychology of language. Lecture topics include the distinctive features of human language as a system of communication, current theories of how children acquire language, how humans understand and produce language (both successfully and unsuccessfully), the development and teaching of reading and spelling, and some sociocultural factors that can influence language use. In practical classes, students engage in exercises linked to the lectures, and gather data for writing an assignment on an aspect of language.
|Unit name||Psychology of Language|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,445.00||090701|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
One-2-hr lecture and one 2-hr practical class weekly
Short-answer exercises and essays totalling 1000 words overall (25%); 1,500 word research report (25%); two-hour exam (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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