LING3005 Advanced Topics in Reading, Language and Cognition
Dr. Wai Ting Siok
Capstone Course (4-year curriculum)/Senior course (3-year curriculum). Sem 2, 6 credits
Venue: CPD-2.46, Tuesday, 10:30-12:20
This course is a continuation of the course “Reading Acquisition and Developmental Dyslexia”. It aims to provide an in-depth understanding of key issues and up-to-date research topics in reading and language. Specific focus will be on the cognitive and neural processes in word reading and reading comprehension, and the development of these processes. Topics such as models and theories of fluent reading and reading development, biliteracy development, biological bases of reading, types of reading disorders (e.g., developmental and acquired dyslexia), teaching of reading, assessment and treatment of developmental dyslexia, and experimental and quantitative methodologies for obtaining data in reading research will be covered. Through attending the course, students will learn to read and write scientific research reports, evaluate methodologies and interpret empirical data, design and conduct experiments on reading processing, and analyze research data using statistical packages such as SPSS. This course will help students to develop a range of skills essential for doing research in reading and language.
Pre-requisites: LING1000 and LING2055.
Assessment: 100% coursework.
Non-permissible combination: LING2063.
Note: For General Linguistics majors only.