Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
04 April 2019
Requisites for this module
MA Q15012 Psycholinguistics
This course explores how children learn about the sound structure 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 evaluated.
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.
For example – summer language course abroad
1 x 2hr lecture per week for 10 weeks.
- Johnson, Wyn; Reimers, Paula Mami. (2010) Patterns in child phonology, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
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
||2500 Word Essay
||Case Study Poster
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Claire Delle Luche
Claire Delle Luche, 4.313, 872113, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Sarah Ann Liszka
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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