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

Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and speech therapy evaluation methodology - FONETICA E FONOLOGIA

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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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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This class provides theoretical foundations and fundamental concepts for the knowledge of phonetics and phonology.
- Anatomical and physiological notions of the phono-articulatory apparatus that allow the production of voice
- basic concepts of phonetics and phonology
- “IPA” International Phonetic Alphabet
- linguistic competence in formal and functional aspects
- stages of the typical evolution of language
- Specific language impairment (or Developmental Language Disorder)

- performing a phonetic transcription of words and phrases
- identifying the stages of typical phonetic and phonological development
- recognizing the markers of atypical development (delay and language disorders)


This class will cover the following topics:
- Overview of anatomy and physiology of the phono-articulatory apparatus
- Elements of phonetics and phonology
- IPA International Phonetic Alphabet and principles of phonetic transcription
- Perception abilities and phonological competence in typical development

Teaching methods
- Frontal lessons with slides (cf. repository in Moodle)
- Practical exercises on phonetic transcriptions
- Recognition of phonological processes
- Discussion / group work

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 classes of phonetic and phonological data.

The exam is a written test, consisting of 6 questions (multiple choice and open-ended). Depending on the number of open-ended questions, the duration of the exam can vary, ranging between 30 and 45 minutes. The questions will be about all the topics in the program, discussed during class 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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