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

Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and speech therapy evaluation methodology - GLOTTOLOGIA E LINGUISTICA

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Name of lecturer
Chiara Melloni
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LOGO 1^ anno - 2^semestre dal Jan 7, 2021 al Feb 26, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to:
- expose the key concepts of Twentieth-century linguistics
- identify units and principles of word formation
- identify units and principles of phrasal syntax
- recognize phenomena related to the interpretation of words and utterances
- retrace the fundamental steps of (first) language acquisition


The module aims at investigating language from different perspectives. Students will be familiarized with the principles governing the structure words (morphology) and sentences (syntax) and their interpretation (semantics). Furthermore, the module offers an overview of the mechanisms underlying first language acquisition and language processing.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Graffi, Giorgio; Scalise, Sergio Le lingue e il linguaggio. Introduzione alla linguistica Il Mulino, Bologna 2013 9788815241795

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam has the aim of verifying the theoretical competence acquired by the students and their ability to apply it to the description of various linguistic phenomena at the different levels of linguistic analysis.

The exam is a written test, consisting of 10-12 questions (multiple choice and open-ended). Depending on the number of open-ended questions, the duration of the exam can vary, ranging between 60 and 90 minutes. The questions will be about all the topics in the program, discussed during classes and autonomously studied by the students on the available materials.

The evaluation criteria are the following:
- correctness and exhaustivity of the responses;
- adequate analytical ability;
- argumentation efficacy and clarity.

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