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Introduction to Psycholinguistics

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About Course

Psycholinguistics is the study of language from a psychological perspective.

In this course, you will learn the basics of this discipline and test your understanding through the various exercises at the end of each chapter.

This course is designed for anyone interested in how language functions.



Psycholinguistics” by Wikiversity is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Learn about the foundations of the discipline.
  • Understand how language is perceived.
  • See the relationship between language and music; language and arithmetic.
  • Understand how language is produced
  • Understand how language is acquired
  • Learn about language disorders.

Course Content

The foundations of psycholinguistics

  • History and Major Theories
  • Learning Exercise
  • Language and Thought
  • Learning Exercise
  • Language and the Brain
  • Learning Exercise
  • Hemispheric Lateralization of Language
  • Learning Exercise
  • Connectionist Models

Language Perception
Learn how speech is perceived, words recognized, and sentences processed.

Language and Other Human Cognitive Artefacts
Discover the connection between language and music as well as language and arithmetic.

Language Output
Learn more about how language production.

Language Acquisition
Learn more about language acquisition.

Language Disorder
Learn about language disorder.