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In this course students evaluate the relative impact of biological, social, cultural, and cognitive factors on speech and language acquisition and critically evaluate theories proposed to account for stages of development. Students compare and contrast techniques of clinical linguistic analysis to equip them to analyse a speech-language sample collected for a case study in order to draw conclusions about the stage of speech/language development reflected by the data.
Upon passing this course, I will:1. Recall how consonants and vowels are produced in English, and demonstrate competence in phonemic (and phonetic, where appropriate) transcription of speech in children and adults.2. Recognise the acoustic properties of speech sounds and demonstrate basic competence in their analyses (i.e., rate, pitch and formant identification).3. Describe the structural characteristics of standard English, and analyse spoken and written English sentences at clause, phrase and word levels.4. Demonstrate an understanding of the stages and processes of typical language development.5. Demonstrate understanding of social and cognitive factors which influence language development.6. Recognise the defining and differentiating features of te reo Māori.7. Transcribe and analyse a language sample with the aid of the SALT program.8. Analyse and reflect on theories of language development in light of data collected in language sample analysis assignment.I will learn this by:Participating in lecturesCompleting assigned readingsCompleting practice tasks
Entry subject to approval by the Head of School.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Wātaka/TimetableRāhina/Monday 9am to 11am A6Rāapa/Wednesday 9am to 11am Ernest Rutherford 465Note: All classes will be broadcast live on Echo (accessed through Learn) and recorded, with recordings available shortly after the end of class on the Learn site.
Course Coordinator and Pūkenga/Lecturer Dr. Toby MacraeTari/Office: Jane Soons 402Waea/Phone: (03) 369-1062Īmēra/Email: email@example.comWā Tari/Office hours: Please email me to make an appointment
Aromatawai/Assessment Information1. Test (35%): Monday April 4th o Covers content from weeks 1 through 6.2. SALT Assignment (30%): Monday May 30th o Students will transcribe and analyse a sample of a preschool child’s conversational language, and report on the child’s level of speech and language development.3. Final Exam (35%): Date TBA o Covers content from weeks 8 through 12.Please note that course grades may be scaled.
McAllister, J. & Miller, J;
Introductory linguistics for speech and language therapy practice
Wylie Blackwell, 2013.
Rediscover grammar (3rd ed.)
Additional Readings:Additional required readings will also be listed for each week in the Learn site. Most of these come from the following, with at least two copies of each (hard copy and/or eBook) available in the library:• Owens, R. E. (2016). Language development: An introduction (9th ed.). Pearson.The library has a 3-simultaneous-user licence for both the 9th and 10th editions of the eBook:Greenbaum, S., & Quirk, R. (1990). A student's grammar of the English language. Longman.• SALT software: http://saltsoftware.com/products/for-nz• Shriberg, L. D., & Kent, R. D. (2013). Clinical phonetics (4th ed.). Pearson. (See also the companion website at www.pearsonhighered.com/shriberg4e)
Domestic fee $1,158.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
Maximum enrolment is 35
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