Spring 2024 - LING 415 B100

Neurolinguistics (3)

Class Number: 4520

Delivery Method: Blended


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    12 units of upper division linguistic courses.



Explores language as a system of the human brain, including specific topics such as the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of language; language production, perception and processing; bilingualism, language learning and brain plasticity; and aphasia, dyslexia, deafness and sign languages.


This course explores language as a system of the human brain. Topics include neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of language; mapping brain and language; language production, perception and processing; language acquisition and bilingualism; language disorders and sign languages; language and cognition; and brain-computer interface.

It is strongly recommended that you see the Student Advisor regarding your degree requirements at least two semesters before you plan to graduate. Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.


  • Participation and assignments 30%
  • Project I 30%
  • Project II 40%
  • No Final Exam


Enrollment restrictions in LING 300 and 400 level courses: 70-75% of the seats are reserved for declared LING/COGS Major, Joint Major,

and Honours program student and 25-30% for Extended Minor program students only until open enrollment begins.

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca).



Required readings will be available for download from the course website.


De Zubicaray, Schiller, & Schiller, Niels Olaf. (2019). The Oxford handbook of neurolinguistics / eited by Greig I. de Zubicaray and Niels O. Schiller. Oxford University Press. Online access: SFU Library


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html