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Module code:HCSCGH16(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Deafness: Cognition and Language
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Bencie Woll
Organiser's location:DCAL
Available for students in Year(s):1,
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:1. Nature and types of prelingual deafness: genetic and physiological factors; epidemiology of non-syndromic deafness; social and educational conditions; and pathways for intervention and acculturation 2. Introduction to Sign Linguistics 3. Sign language development: the first years, school years 4. Sign language developmental impairments 5. Sign language as a second language 6. Psycholinguistics: cross-linguistic studies of signed and spoken language processing 7. Speech reading: the relationship between hearing and vision in language processing 8. Gesture in human communication 9. The deaf brain - The speaking/hearing/signing brain 10. Acquired impairments in sign language  
Module aims:The module will introduce students to research at DCAL and elsewhere relating to the acquisition and processing of 'visual language'. The starting point is in the multi-modality of human communication, with emphasis on visual elements of spoken language communication (including gesture) and on sign language, in terms of the psychological and neuroscientific processes that are involved. Throughout there will be special emphasis on modality issues: the extent to which spoken and signed language are shaped by the modalities in which they occur; and similarities and differences between them. 
Module objectives:The objective of the module is to familiarise students with research in the following areas: early signed and spoken language development, sign linguistics with an emphasis on British Sign Language research, the deaf brain - including processing of audiovisual and silent speech as well as sign language, and developmental and acquired sign language impairments. It is expected that by the end of the module students will have an understanding of the social and theoretical issues which impact on research in this area, understand issues involved in designing and undertaking research with these populations, and be able to critically read the relevant literature. The module will be taught by UCL staff who are active researchers in the area of language, cognition and deafness.  
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Module assessment:One essay (3000 words) 100.00%.
Notes:Recommended reading Emmorey, K. (2002). Language, cognition, and the brain: Insights from sign language research. Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates: Mahwah, NJ Sutton-Spence RL & Woll B (1999) The Linguistics of British Sign Language: an introduction. Cambridge: CUP. 
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Last updated:2010-09-28 10:30:19 by ucaheha