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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Introduction to the Psychology of Language

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


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
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Any companies dealing with verbal communication might be interested & will benefit from the course.



Week 1 : Introduction to Language.Week 2 : Language DevelopmentWeek 3 : Understanding WordsWeek 4 : Speech Production and ComprehensionWeek 5 : Sentence ProcessingWeek 6 : ReadingWeek 7 : Language DisordersWeek 8 : Special Topics in Psychology of Language

Taught by

Prof. Ark Verma

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    The Professor explained everything really well and the contents were super interesting and easy to follow even without much experience with linguistics. I really liked it, Thank you!

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