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Module code:HCSCGH21(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Developmental Language Disorders and Cognitive Neuroscience
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Lorna Halliday
Organiser's location: 319 Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):1,
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Module outline:1.Introduction to Specific Language Impairment 2. SLI and syntax: research findings from behavioural and imaging techniques 3. Auditory non-speech and speech perception in typical and atypical development: insights from behavioural, MEG and ERP techniques 4. The investigation of auditory processing and language processing in infants using ERP techniques 5. Phonological processing in typical and atypical language development 6. Introduction to Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and NIRS/ERP and its application for studying speech and language processing in infants and children 7. Using MRI and fMRI to study auditory processing and language processing in typical and atypical development 8. The semantic and pragmatic interface in language acquisition and disorders 9. Practical exploration of imaging techniques: Understanding imaging experiments and techniques 10. Cross-linguistic perspectives of SLI  
Module aims:The module aims to familiarise students with topics in language acquisition and developmental language disorders from the perspective of current cognitive neuroscience by using evidence from studies that employ both behavioural and imaging techniques. Topics in current research that focus on typically developing children and on children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) will be covered. The module as whole will inform students about the state of the art in research related to form-function mapping in language, theories of language development and language disorders and the architecture of the language faculty. The different topics will be taught by experts in their field.  
Module objectives:At the end of the module student will be familiar with different theories of language development and disorders; be able to apply these theories to research findings concerning typical and atypical development; have knowledge of studies using a range of experimental techniques, including imaging techniques; understand how different developmental disorders relate to impairment in different language components; and be equipped to undertake, with appropriate supervision, a research project on a topic in speech and language disorders. 
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Module assessment:One essay 100.00%.
Notes:Recommended reading Friederici, A. D. (2005). "Neurophysiological markers of early language acquisition: from syllables to sentences." Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9, 481-8. Stiles, J., Moses, P., Passarotti, A., Dick, F., & Buxton, R. (2004). Exploring developmental change in the neural bases of higher cognitive functions: The promise of functional magnetic resonance imaging. Developmental Neuropsychology, 24, 641-68. van der Lely H K. J. (2005). Domain-specific cognitive systems: Insight from Grammatical specific language impairment. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 9, 53-59. Available at  
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