The course aims to provide students with the theoretical and applicative foundations of the Psychology of language and communication.
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- know the working principles of the language and communication processing systems, taking into account the different levels (words, phrases, texts), modalities (written, spoken) and processes (comprehension, production); the theoretical-explanatory models of linguistic phenomena, cognitive mechanisms and underlying biological bases;
- process and apply in an appropriate way the theoretical and methodological foundation of Psychology of language and communication in different contexts: cross-linguistic comparison, bilingualism, acquisition, ageing, neural damages, etc.
- analyse the scientific literature on the Psychology of language and communication and the different phases of the scientific approach.
- deepen autonomously the topics of own interest covered in the current scientific literature by highlighting limits and potentialities also in an applicative perspective;
- transfer knowledge acquired through the analysis of the literature directly in the interaction with the teacher and with other students