Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
21 March 2022
Requisites for this module
MA Q11012 Applied Linguistics,
MA Q110JS Applied Linguistics,
MA Q15012 Psycholinguistics,
PHD Q15048 Psycholinguistics
This course explores how children learn about the sound structures of their native language. We trace this process from birth to the first school years, and examine what methods can be used to study it. We also consider what kind of learning mechanisms are at play, and how phonological knowledge can help children in initialising the acquisition of other aspects of language, such as grammar and vocabulary. Finally, we discuss how phonological development differs in children with common types of speech sound disorders, and what methods can be used for their remediation. Both perception and production are covered.
i) Acquire expertise in interpreting and understanding behavioural research in early speech perception
ii) Gain some familiarity with the phonological analysis of speech production.
iii) Hone critical thinking skills
iv) Be agile with different assessment methods
(i) to provide students with an overview of theoretical issues, experimental methods, and psycholinguistic models in early phonological acquisition
(ii) to enable students to understand and assess current scientific debates in this area, and
(iii) to help students understand the clinical implications of speech sound disorders.
(iv) cultivate academic research skills with the elaboration of a poster
For example – summer language course abroad
1 x 2hr lecture per week for 10 weeks.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Essay (1500 Words)
Additional coursework information
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Claire Delle Luche, email: email@example.com.
Claire Delle Luche
Dr Ian Cunnings
University of Reading
Associate Professor in Psycholinguistics
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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