Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

Philosophy and Theory of Language (2019/2020)

Course code
4S000167
Credits
5
Coordinator
Massimo Girelli

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PSICOLOGIA DELL'ETA' EVOLUTIVA 2 M-PSI/04-DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY LOGO 2A1S Marinella Majorano
PSICOLINGUISTICA 2 M-PSI/01-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY LOGO 2A1S Massimo Girelli
PSICOLOGIA GENERALE 1 M-PSI/01-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY LOGO 2A1S Massimo Girelli

Syllabus

Language

Comprehension and Production
Hemispheric Specialization and Manual Preference
Language Neuroanatomical substrates
Vocal and No-Vocal, Linguistic and No-Linguistic features
Language in Primates
Neuroanatomical localization of Semantic, Syntactic, Phonological and Prosodic features of human language
Fast Mapping

Language Cognitive Psychology

- Language and Communication
- Language and Communication of Thoughts
- No-verbal communication

Comprehension

Auditory Comprehension
Sounds segmentation
Syllable
Semantic Priming
Syntactic analysis
Words recognition
Logogen Model
Pandemonium Model
Comprehension: Reading
Grapheme-Phoneme transformation
Phonological and Assembled strategy
Reading and eye movements
Syntactic Analyzer: Minimal Attachement, Delayed Closing, Minimal Chain
Electrophysiological correlates of Word Comprehension
N400 e Cloze Probability
P600, ELAN, LAN

Production

Production: Planning and Execution
Conversation
Writing
Alphabetical and Logographic systems

Mirror System and Language

Description of the Mirror System in primates and in humans
Imitation
Mirros System and Language, Gestures as Protolanguage

Developmental Psychology in all the relevant ages:

Neonatal
Infancy
Childhood
Scholar Age
Puberty
Adolescence

Assessment methods and criteria

For the General Psychology and the Cognitive Psychology of Language courses: multiple choice test: 15 questions with 3 response options each

For the Developmental Psychology: written exam, 4 open questions

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
P. Gray Psicologia Ed. Zanichelli  
C. CACCIARI Psicologia del linguaggio Il Mulino: Bologna 2011 8815110402
Schaffer, H.R. Psicologia dello sviluppo: Un'introduzione. Milano: Cortina editore 2008




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