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

Philosophy and Theory of Language - SEMEIOTICA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE E DEL LINGUAGGIO

Course code
4S000167
Name of lecturer
Anna Maria Rosa Aragno
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
M-FIL/05 - PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY OF LANGUAGE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
LOGO 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Dec 16, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

LOGO 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE

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Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge on general aspects of communication and human language. In particular basic knowledge will be provided to illustrate the physiology of vocal production, describing the operation of the phono-articulatory organs, the auditory perception mechanisms and how CNS is involved in this process.

Syllabus

Syllabus

The following concepts will be discussed:
➢ Linguistic and communicative competence
➢Communication: definition, parameters and degrees of sophistication, the communication channel definition
➢Verbal and nonverbal communication, proxemics, the haptic, the suprasegmental traits.
➢Anatomical and physiological basis of speech and language:
° Input mechanisms: the parameters of auditory perception, the acoustic optimization process.
° Output mechanisms: anatomy and physiology of the phono-articulatory organs.
° CNS and cortical areas of language. The hemispheric dominance, brain plasticity, the critical periods.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
AA vari Dispense xxxxx 2000

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017






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