Undergraduate Course: Language Pathology (LASC10095)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Linguistic characteristics of developmental and acquired language disorders.
This course introduces students to developmental and acquired speech and language disorders in children and adults. We will be examining the phonological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic characteristics of developmental language disorders, such as Specific Language Impairment, dyslexia and autism. Students will also be familiarised with acquired language disorders in adults, such as aphasia, and will be introduced to the interplay between the breakdown of cognitive (memory/attention) and linguistic abilities due to brain damage. As part of this course, we will also be comparing children with developmental language disorders to monolingual and bilingual children with and without such disorders.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Linguistics/Language Sciences courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Data analysis (1,500 words) (30%): In this task, students will be asked to analyse and interpret data from typically developing and language impaired children, to seek similarities and differences and explain the different patterns following theories of language acquisition and impairment.
One essay, 2,000 words (70%): Students will be asked to answer one question covering issues raised in lectures and tutorials.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify, explain and critically compare major types of speech and language impairments in adults and children
- Identify and evaluate the linguistic characteristics of each of these types and explain how these findings relate to linguistic theory
- Critically appraise the causes of these impairments and the conditions associated with them
- Describe, analyse and critically compare competing accounts and theories concerning atypical language acquisition and acquired language disorders
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Vicky Chondrogianni
Tel: (0131 6)50 4020
|Course secretary||Miss Emma Nelson
Tel: (0131 6)50 9870