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Module

SEL3352 : Language development:Cross-disciplinary approaches

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Cristina Dye
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In this module we will consider different theoretical approaches to child language development, a range of methodologies employed in exploring children's linguistic knowledge, and various empirical discoveries. In addition to typical language development, the module also explores the development of language in children with neuro-developmental disorders such as Specific Language Impairment (SLI), Autism and Dyslexia.

A broader aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge and experience in scientific reasoning and scientific methods.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics:

Theoretical approaches to child language development/acquisition
Psycholinguistic methodologies for studying children's language knowledge
Brain development
Discoveries in the acquisition of phonology, syntax, semantics
Language development in bilingual children
Language development in children with neuro-developmental disorders such as Specific Language Impairment (SLI), Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable