LING 394 - Topics in Linguistics
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Language and Speech Disorders
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 111 or 210.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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This course focuses on two main areas: language disorders and speech disorders. In the category of language disorders we will examine developmental language disorders in young children and acquired language disorders in both adults and children. We investigate these issues in both spoken and signed languages. We explore these disorders at the sound, word and sentence levels, looking at these impairments in children, as well as in adults who have neurological disorders and traumatic brain injuries. Some of the questions we will address are: What constitutes a language disorder? Does it manifest differently in speakers and signers? What insights do these topic give us insight into typical language?

Additionally we will cover three major areas of speech disorders: Motor (e.g.,apraxia of speech), articulation (e.g., omission of language sounds), voicing (e.g.,spasmodic dysphonia) and fluency (e.g., stuttering) ? Some questions we will consider are: How do speech pathologists treat speech disorders? How does hearing affect articulation? What are the connections between hearing, speech and literacy?

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates with an interest in Speech and Hearing Disorders (Speech Pathology/Audiology) may be interested in this course. Advisory prerequisite Ling 111 or 209 would be helpful but not necessary


LING 394 - Topics in Linguistics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (LEC)
 In Person
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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