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

Audiological and Communication Sciences - SEMEIOTICA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE E DEL LINGUAGGIO

Course code
4S006057
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 5, 2020 al Nov 20, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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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, 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.
° CNS and cortical areas of language. The hemispheric dominance, brain plasticity, the critical periods.
° Output mechanisms: the phono-articulatory organs.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
autori vari Manuale di Otorinolaringoiatria Piccin 2010
De Campora - Pagnini Otorinolaringoiatria Elsevier 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test based on open-ended questions. In response questions, it is required the ability to match the synthesis and clarity.
Each of the open questions is evaluated from 0 to 10 points, according to:
a) relevance of the answer
b) ability to synthesize
c) properties of language





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