PSYE315 Език и съзнание


This course introduces topics at the intersection of the study of language and mind, including aspects of language and communication, the psychology of language, cognitive linguistics, linguistic relativity, child language acquisition, bilingualism, etc. At the end of the course students choose relevant subtopics for group work and oral presentations.

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Психология (на английски език)


проф. Елена Андонова  д-р

Описание на курса:


Students who complete this course:

1) will know:

• Basic terminology and main topics in the area

• Specific examples of the methods and findings in the psychology of language, cognitive linguistics, the language-cognition interface, and language acquisition

2) will be able to:

• Make brief focused oral presentations on the relationship between language and mind

Предварителни изисквания:
General study and communication skills.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Language and Mind: Theoretical Perspectives, Research Methodologies, Empirical Findings.
  2. Practical analysis.
  3. The relationships between language, culture, and thought.
  4. Student presentations and projects.

Литература по темите:


Majid, A., Bowerman, M., Kita, S., Haun, D. B., & Levinson, S. C. (2004). Can language restructure cognition? The case for space. Trends in cognitive sciences, 8(3), 108-114.

Brunyé, T. T., Andonova, E., Meneghetti, C., Noordzij, M. L., Pazzaglia, F., Wienemann, R., ... & Taylor, H. A. (2012). Planning routes around the world: International evidence for southern route preferences. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32(4), 297-304.

Haun, D. B., Rapold, C. J., Janzen, G., & Levinson, S. C. (2011). Plasticity of human spatial cognition: Spatial language and cognition covary across cultures. Cognition, 119(1), 70-80.

Pitt, B., & Casasanto, D. (2022). Spatial metaphors and the design of everyday things. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 1019957.


Boroditsky, L. (2011). How languages construct time. In Space, time and number in the brain (pp. 333-341). Academic Press.

Casasanto, D., Boroditsky, L., Phillips, W., Greene, J., Goswami, S., Bocanegra-Thiel, S., ... & Gil, D. (2004). How deep are effects of language on thought? Time estimation in speakers of English, Indonesian, Greek, and Spanish. In Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 26, No. 26).

Casasanto, D., & Boroditsky, L. (2008). Time in the mind: Using space to think about time. Cognition, 106(2), 579-593.

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