SPRÅK3300 - Language and Cognition


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 5 days

Course content

This course introduces students to central issues in the study of human linguistic behaviour, including language development and language processing in adults, encompassing both monolingual and bilingual populations. Students will become familiar with advanced methodologies for studying language development and language use in various contexts, and will receive hands-on instruction on how these methodologies work. Instruction will build on evidence from recent research on specific languages of interest (English and Norwegian), as well as other evidence of relevance for the course.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course
- are familiar with basic approaches to human language development and language learning.
- understand basic issues in the study of language in use.
- are familiar with basic methods used in the field.
- understand terminology used in psycholinguistics.
- are able to critically assess research results.
- are able to apply knowledge about cognitive aspects of language in a professional context such as teaching or language counselling.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, practice groups. Students are required to use the course learning platform regularly.
Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

The required readings are in English and classes will be taught in English. Students admitted to an English program shall, as a rule, do the obligatory assignments in English. Students admitted to a Norwegian/Scandinavian studies program shall, as a rule, do the obligatory assignments in Norwegian.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation of a research paper

Further on evaluation

The course is assessed by a written home examination (5 days), approx. 3000-3500 words. Students admitted to an English program should answer the exam in English. Students admitted to a Norwegian/Scandinavian studies program should answer the exam in Norwegian.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be made available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ENG3122 7.5 01.09.2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English Language
  • English
  • English Linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Scandinavian Language and Literature
  • Scandinavian Linguistics
  • Language Studies
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-11-23

Submission 2020-11-27

Release 09:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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