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Module code:PALS0017 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Development of Speech Perception and Production
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Outi Tuomainen
Organiser's location:304 Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:None, although some prior knowledge of phonetics and speech sciences is desirable. 
Module outline:This module will examine the development of speech perception and speech production during first language acquisition. In speech perception, it will review: - experimental methods used for testing speech perception in infants and older children - theoretical models of speech perception development - experimental findings regarding speech perception development in the first year of life - experimental findings regarding later development - atypical development in children with hearing loss and with SLI. In speech production, it will review: - techniques for eliciting speech data in children - models of speech production development - experimental findings of speech production studies in children - issues of individual variability in speech production in children.  
Module aims:To review the current state of knowledge on processes involved in the development of speech perception and production during language acquisition. 
Module objectives:Through this module, students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of: - The experimental paradigms that are suitable for studying speech perception and production in infants and young children - The theoretical models that are prevalent in this field - The most significant recent experimental studies in this field + Exposure to some of the relevant research being carried out within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences  
Key skills provided by module:Intellectual (thinking) skills: Logical and theoretical thinking, critical evaluation of scientific papers, reading and writing skills Practical skills (able to): To prepare an oral presentation summarising a published scientific paper Transferable skills (able to): Oral presentation skills. These outcomes will be achieved through: - Reading recommended research papers and textbooks - Writing coursework and exam papers - Preparing an oral presentation.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:

UG FHEQ Level 6

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Oral presentation 20.00%
    • Unseen two-hour written examination 80.00%
  • Alternative assessment pattern for affiliate students unable to sit the standard assessments:
    • Coursework 100.00%

PG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Coursework (3,500 words) 100.00%

UG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Essay (3500 words) 100.00%
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Taking this module as an option?:Yes 
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Last updated:2018-08-29 10:40:42 by sslyotp