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Introduction To The Psychology Of Language

By Prof. Ark Verma   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 340
The objective of this course is to understand the psychological processes involved in language production, acquisition & comprehension. Students will be expected to learn how words & sentences are formed, spoken & understood. Also, how language as a cognitive function plays its role in overall cognition (i.e. thought & understanding of the world)

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any Interested Learners
PRE-REQUISITES:  NIL
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Any companies dealing with verbal communication might be interested & will benefit from the course.

Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Exam Date : 23 Apr 2022 IST
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate



Course layout

Week 1  :  Introduction to Language.
Week 2  :  Language Development
Week 3  :  Understanding Words 
Week 4  :  Speech Production and Comprehension
Week 5  :  Sentence Processing
Week 6  :  Reading
Week 7  :  Language Disorders
Week 8  :  Special Topics in Psychology of Language

Books and references

None

Instructor bio

Prof. Ark Verma

IIT Kanpur
I have done my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & English Literature from the University of Allahabad in 2007. After that I did my Master’s Degree in Cognitive Science at the Centre of Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad in 2009. I joined the PhD program in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium in January 2010 & was awarded my PhD in 2014. I joined IIT Kanpur as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in May 2015.
My research lies in the field of Cognitive Psychology (Lateralisation, Symmetry Detection, Attention) & Psycholinguistics (Visual Word Recognition & Bilingualism).

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 23 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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