Temple University Japan:

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Psycholinguistics (Osaka)

Date: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Scott Crossley (Georgia State University, U. S. A.)

Description:
Psycholinguistics is concerned with how language is acquired, used, stored, and processed cognitively. This course will offer an introduction to the field of psycholinguistics with a specific focus on language learner data. The opening lecture will provide an overview of psycholinguistics theory and methods. The remainder of the course will cover research areas including word recognition, the reading process, semantic networks, and word meaning. Major theories, research questions, and related empirical findings in each area will be discussed. Most importantly, students will become familiar with the tools and methods used in psycholinguist research through the participation in and replication of classic and modern psycholinguistic experiments including the analysis of psycholinguistic data. By the end of the course, students are expected to achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the major theories/models of language processing, production, and acquisition.
  • Have working knowledge of psycholinguistic experimental paradigms, related technology, and data analysis.
  • Understand the relationships between applied linguistics, language acquisition, and psycholinguistics.
  • Produce, develop, and disseminate psycholinguistic knowledge.

Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge Needed for Seminar Participation

  • Having basic computer literacy will help in developing on-line experiments using experimental software.
  • Basic knowledge of statistical terms, theories, and techniques will assist students in examining psycholinguistic data.

Computer Software Needed for Participation for the Entire Weekend:
Attendees who attend the entire seminar are required to bring a personal computer that is running an updated version of Windows or Mac OS operating system. These attendees will need to have two applications already installed on their computers. Both of these applications are free to download and use. The first, OpenSesame, will be used to develop psycholinguistic experiments and collect data. The second, JASP, will be used for statistical analysis of the data. Students familiar with R are welcome to use it instead of JASP for statistical analyses.

Organization: Temple University Japan

Cost: free

Venue: TUJ Osaka Campus: Osaka Ekimae Bldg. 3, 21st Floor, 1-1-3-2100 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 (map)

Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

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