|1. Introduction to psycholinguistics
||Introduction. The field of psycholinguistics (data collection, elements, evidence). Method. A brief history. Important concepts (Connectionism, priming, activation. Controversies (complexity of language, top-down vs down-top processing, innateness, rules).
|2. Production, comprehension and parsing
||Production (language and speech production, stages, investigation, errors, hesitation analysis). Comprehension (definition, coherence and cohesion, assessing comprehension, inferences, reference/coreference, anaphoric ambiguity). Parsing (definition, parsing and syntactic theory, conflicting approaches: autonomy, interaction; ambiguity; garden-path, Minimal Attachment, Late Closure; contsrtaint-based approaches).
|3. Cognitive linguistics
||Introduction (guiding assumptions, architecture). Cognitive linguistics and Generative Grammar. Cognitive linguistics and grammar. Langacker's Cognitive Grammar (functions of language, architecture, semantics, grammar). Construction grammar (Croft's Radical Construction Grammar, Goldberg's Construction Grammar).
Implicit, explicit and statistical knowledge. Theory of mind.