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Module code:PSYCG212(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Multimodal Communication and Cognition
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Dave Vinson
Organiser's location:26 Bedford Way
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Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:Language has typically been studied as a set of isolated units (like phonemes) and levels of linguistic analysis (like syntax), divorced from the ecological settings in which it is used. In contrast, this module examines language from a usage perspective, as a cognitive and social process embedded in a multimodal world. Topics include face­to­face communication, “nonverbal” behaviour (like the impact of co­speech gestures and posture), social aspects of language use, and the relationship between language processing and other aspects of cognition, perception and action. These topics are considered from all levels of analysis, but with an emphasis on cognitive, social and neuroscientific approaches to the question of how multimodal communication is achieved, how it breaks down in disorders of language, and how it relates to other aspects of human cognition. 
Module aims:To introduce students to current theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding language and cognition in context.  
Module objectives: 
Key skills provided by module:The student will obtain an understanding of the traditional approach to language and cognition, and current approaches such as grounded, embodied and embedded cognition; multimodal and social communication in which the context of language and cognition play far greater roles than traditionally assumed. Understanding of cognitive, social and neuroscientific methodologies that inform theoretical advances. 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Essay (2,500 - 3,000 words) 100.00%. 
Notes:This module is assessed by one seen essay. This is available to masters CoDeS, Social Cognition and Speech, Language and Cognition students. This module is based on active discussion of research articles, starting from the first session. If you are considering this module please consult the Moodle page before the first meeting, as this explains the module content and approach in full detail, as well as listing some brief readings to help provide context for our first discussion. 
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Last updated:2015-08-28 14:14:04 by ucjtpho