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Module

SEL2211 : Contexts: Cognition and Computation

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Joel Wallenberg
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to provide a conceptual context for the other modules studied in year 2 of the various Linguistics and English Language degrees by outlining the history and methodology of the study of language and describing its connections with other sciences and with language technology and engineering disciplines.

Outline Of Syllabus

Science
1. Introduction
2. History of Science
3. Philosophy of Science
4. Philosophy of Mind
5. Cognitive Science
6. Neuroscience

Language Science
7. History of Language Science
8. Language and Computation
9. Language as a Cognitive Faculty
10. Fundamental Principles of Generative Linguistics
11. Language Change
12. Language and Society

Language Technology
13. Literacy and its Implications
14. The Development of Language Technology
15. Digital Electronic Language Technology
16. The Internet
17. Information Science
18. Artificial Intelligence

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable