Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics introduces students to the two fields of psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.  They will learn basic principles of the two fields related to language and the brain as well as language and society.  Sociolinguistics is a field of study which ties language and communication to the context in which the language is being used. The basis of Sociolinguistics is that what language is cannot be separated from how and why it is used.  In Psycholinguistics students will among other things, learn about the nature of language, how it is used, how our language skills develop, and how they can be impaired.  

This course aims to provide an understanding of psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic theories and their applications in language teaching and learning.