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.
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
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.
Summer 2017 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
How does the human mind use language? Type "Language Science News" into your Google search bar. Among the more than 3 billion hits, headlines like "What is love? It depends what language you speak" and "Science's English dominance hinders diversity" invite you to think about the impact of words on thought and behavior. These are stories about how humans acquire and use language, but they ultimately address big questions about how we experience knowledge itself.
Analysis of the normal processes of speech and language development in children.
Etiology, assessment and treatment of language and phonological disorders in children.
An introduction to physiological, acoustic and perceptual phonetics; broad and narrow phonetic transcription; current models of speech production and perception.
Survey of the dysarthrias and aphasias in adults from an interdisciplinary point of view.
Fundamentals of hearing, including the physics of sound, anatomy and physiology of peripheral and central auditory nervous system, psychophysical procedures used in measurement of auditory sensation and perception, and topics in psychological acoustics.
Fall 2017 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
Fall 2015 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
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 and methods required to provide treatment of speech and language disorders to children and adults. Topics include writing goals and objectives, programming, teaching strategies, session design, data collection, behavior modification, and counseling.
Overview of methods of empirical research used in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The course will focus on identifying, critically analyzing, and writing about empirical research.
Basic neurology as it pertains to anatomical and physiological substrates of speech and language.
Etiology, diagnosis and management of cognitive problems of adults associated with aging, brain injury and degenerative conditions.
The nature of fluency disorders. Principles, methods and procedures for the clinical management of fluency disorders in children and adults.
Assessment and treatment of phonological, articulatory and resonance disorders arising from various etiologies including developmental conditions, structural abnormalities, and nervous system damage.
Overview of auditory pathologies, and their assessment and management in the medical setting.
Advanced issues in amplification technology, prescriptive hearing aid selection, and management of amplification systems for special populations.
This course focuses on experimental design and scientific writing. We discuss basic elements in the design of empirical studies, evaluation of various types of experimental and descriptive research designs, ethics in research, and how to write up the results of a research study.
Advanced seminar in language processing and psycholinguistics.