An introduction to the scientific study of natural language with focus on the basic concepts of phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with subsequent attention to the applied aspects of linguistic principles.
Courses Offered in Fall 2016
Language science is the scientific study of how humans acquire, use, comprehend, and produce language. Most people in all societies learn and use their native language or languages with apparent ease - but don't be fooled: languages are highly complex, and speaking and understanding language requires some amazing feats of mental acrobatics. Thus there are many opportunities for difficulties with language, which is the focus of our field.
An introduction to communication sciences and disorders; a survey of th bases of normal speech, language and hearing ability, major forms of communicative disorders and their treatment.
An introduction to current theories of language and an investigation of their relationship to human communication behavior. Survey of the experimental literature relating to this question.
Anatomy, physiology, and neurology of speech mechanism.
Gross anatomy of the ear and pathways for transmission of sound energy through the peripheral and central auditory system. Causes, development and effects of pathological conditions contributing to temporary or chronic hearing impairments.
Analysis of the normal processes of speech and language development in children.
Survey of the dysarthrias and aphasias in adults from an interdisciplinary point of view.
An introduction to the field of audiology. Evaluation and remediation of hearing handicaps.
The fundamental aspects of aural rehabilitation therapy for both adults and children are introduced to students. Class time will consist of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities.
The principles underlying the treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in children and adults.
Instrumentation in hearing and speech sciences.
Theoretical principles, methodology, and interpretation of routine audiometric tests, including pure tone, speech, and acoustic immittance measures. Modification of procedures for special populations. Equipment calibration and mass hearing screening programs.
The nature of fluency disorders. Principles, methods and procedures for the clinical management of fluency disorders in children and adults.
Theoretical, empirical and clinical perspectives on language disorders in children.
Etiological characteristics, assessment and treatment of phonatory disorders in children and adults.
Etiology, assessment and treatment of communication and learning problems in school age children and adolescents
Principles and techniques of physiological and electrophysiological measures of the audio-vestibular mechanisms.
Evaluation and treatment of hearing-impaired children.
Principles, methods and procedures for selection, fitting, calibration and management of amplification systems for hearing-impaired children and adults.
Diagnostic tools and methods in the analysis of speech-language disorders in children and adults.
Evaluation and control of noise hazards. Effects of noise on man. Medico-legal aspects of noise-induced hearing impairment.
Auditory perception and auditory processing in normal and impaired hearing.
Seminar in language processing in children.