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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Psychology Of Bilingualism And Multilingualism

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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ABOUT THE COURSE:The course is aimed at familiarizing the students/audience with the neural bases of social behavior in humans. We will cover in detail various aspects of human social behavior and social knowledge, for e.g. knowledge about self and others, perceiving faces, and understanding and interpreting social interactions etc. and understand how the brain achieves these sophisticated processes.INTENDED AUDIENCE: Masters and PhD Students of Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Science and Linguistics.


Week 1: Introduction :Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism; Definitions and Types of Bilingualism.Week 2:Second Language Acquisition :Acquisition of the second language, critical period hypothesis, Acquiring phonology, morphology and syntax.Week 3:Perception and Comprehension:Semantic & conceptual representations in Bilinguals; Models of Bilingual Lexical Access and Word Recognition.Week 4:Bilingual Language Production :Model of monolingual and bilingual speech production; Selection and Lexicalisation; Experimental TasksWeek 5:Language Control in Bilinguals and Multilinguals:Langauge control as switching between two language systems; Activation and Deactivation of Language Systems; Selective and Non-Selective Frameworks of Bilingual Language Control.Week 6:Neuroscience of Bilingualism :Neural bases of bilingualism; neural consequences of bilingualism; neural reorganization & plasticity of bilingual networksWeek 7:Cognitive Consequences of Bilingualism :Bilingual and Executive Functions; Bilingualism and Memory; Bilingualism & Attention; Bilingualism and ThoughtWeek 8:Sociolinguistics of Bilingualism :Bilingual and Monolingual Communities; Bilingual Education & Literacy; Issues of Bilingual/Multilingual Identities

Taught by

Prof. Ark Verma



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