Understanding Typical Communication
Health and Social Care (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
28 February 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC B630 Speech and Language Therapy,
BSC B631 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B632 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Placement Year)
This module introduces students to transcription of typical English (and non-English sounds in languages commonly spoken in the UK), using broad (phonemic) and narrow (phonetic) transcription, including awareness of accent differences. This module also introduces students to the analysis of typical language grammar, including an awareness of dialectal differences. The human speech chain (receptive processing & expressive production) will also be explored.
This module aims to develop your understanding of the human speech chain, distinguishing between receptive processing and expressive production. This module also aims to develop your understanding of the components of language and your ability to analyse typical language grammar and speech sounds.
Describe the core components of language and literacy readiness
Demonstrate knowledge of the processes involved in the ‘Speech Chain’
Demonstrate the ability to transcribe typical speech sounds
Demonstrate the ability to analyse typical grammar
Identify high frequency syntactic and phonetic features of languages commonly spoken in the UK.
This module is delivered one day a week throughout the autumn and spring terms. In addition to some traditional lectures where tutors will share information, you will be expected to engage in small group workshops and work independently to truly understand the content at a deep level. This will help enable you to understand communication difficulties later in the degree programme.
Taking a developmental approach to the programme, this early speech and language therapy module will provide opportunities for interactive learning supported by key lectures. Small group workshops will form the basis of the exploratory learning nature of this module. The emphasis will be to commence your development of skills in readiness for ongoing modules, enabling later analysis of speech and language difficulties.
- Crystal, David. (2004) Making sense of grammar, Harlow: Pearson Longman.
- Ashby, Patricia. (c2011) Understanding phonetics, London: Hodder Education.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Formative 500 word assignment plan
||3,000 word analysis of the human speech chain
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Wayne Wilson, Sally Austin, Julie Austin
Cerys Somers/Hannah Duncan
firstname.lastname@example.org - 01206 874496
No external examiner information available for this module.
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Of 245 hours, 155 (63.3%) hours available to students:
90 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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