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Module code:SPSC2001(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Linguistics II
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Alexandra Perovic
Organiser's location:Chandler House, Wakefield Street, London
Available for students in Year(s):2,
Module prerequisites:SPSC1001 Linguistics 1 
Module outline:This course builds on the knowledge and skills already acquired in Linguistics I and in Normal Language Development. Familiarity with the phonological/phonetic concepts covered in these first year units is also assumed. The course is taught in the Autumn and Spring Terms.  
Module aims: - To extend and deepen students\' knowledge of language, in particular of how meanings are expressed in phrases and sentences. - To develop students\' ability to form (psycho)linguistic hypotheses and evaluate them with relevant arguments and data. - To familiarise students with linguistic concepts and terms that will be used in the study of language impairments. - To develop students\' ability to use linguistics as a tool in research and clinical practice - To foster students\' interest in language as a cognitive and social skill.  
Module objectives:Knowledge and Understanding: By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: - the main aspects of lexical and structural meaning in a variety of English sentences. - the relevant theoretical concepts and descriptive notations used to analyse the aspects of language covered in the course. - how linguistic hypotheses are formulated and evaluated. - formal and informal ways of assessing different aspects of language for research and clinical purposes, with some awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of those methods. In this respect, students will also have to draw on knowledge and skills from other course units, especially B212 and B215. - the language factors that should be taken into account in selecting materials and methods for intervention, bringing their linguistics knowledge to bear on other aspects of the course.  
Key skills provided by module:By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate that they can: - select relevant concepts and notations to describe language data precisely and explicitly. - justify their selection of descriptive concepts and analytical methods. - use linguistic concepts to devise suitable headings/checklists for informal observation of a client. - spot patterns in a range of (un)impaired language data and recognize evidence for/against their description of the pattern. - judge whether language stimuli used in an experiment or in clinical practice have the required linguistic properties. - bring their linguistic knowledge to bear on the conduct and evaluation of a language assessment for a client. - integrate the results of formal and informal language assessments in order to review and amend previous linguistic hypotheses and guide intervention. - be able to read papers in other disciplines that use the linguistics concepts covered in the course.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Coursework assignment 100.00%. 
Notes:20 interactive lecture and workshop sessions (10 in each term, 2 hours each) 
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