Courses & Units

Psychology of Language KHA331


This unit has been re-coded.  Please refer to the entry for PSY331 instead.


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
Unit code KHA331
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Assoc Prof Nenagh Kemp

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

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%)

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