LING2048 Language and Cognition

Dr. Heeju Hwang

Advanced Course. Sem 1, 6 credits

Course Description

This course examines various issues regarding cognition and language. Topics to be covered are:

  • How is language processed and represented in the mind and the brain?
  • Commonalities and particularities of cognitive and neuro-cognitive processing of different languages (e.g., English and Chinese).
  • First and second language learning. What are the critical factors that facilitate language learning?
  • The Chinese language and the brain; language and reading disorders.
  • Applied cognitive psychology of language. Headline designs for newspaper, TV program, and advertisement. Cognitive basis of persuasion.

LING1000 and LING2034

100% coursework


  1. Reference book
    “Psychology of language” by David W. Carroll (Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning)
  2. Reading materials will be distributed by the lecturer.

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