Language & Development II - PSY00004I

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  • Department: Psychology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Elena Geangu
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module begins by considering how, as children, we learn to recognize printed words through the mapping between sounds and letters, and how, as children and adults, we understand meaning through the mapping between words, grammar, and world knowledge. The module ends with a more detailed look at alternative accounts of cognitive development, and developmental changes in social, and emotional development. With normal development as the back-drop, the module also considers developmental disorders of cognitive function.

Module learning outcomes

  • ·Describe the major theories regarding reading and its development.
  • ·Explain the prevalent view with respect to the underlying causes of dyslexia.
  • ·Define terms such as “ambiguity”, “parsing”, and “syntax”, and explain their significance for theories of language understanding
  • ·Evaluate alternative accounts of cognitive development.
  • ·Trace the development of self-recognition, emotional attachment, and social interaction during infancy and toddlerhood.

Module content

Year 2 begins by considering how, as children, we learn to recognize printed words through the mapping between sounds and letters, and how, as children and adults, we understand meaning through the mapping between words, grammar, and world knowledge. We end with a more detailed look at alternative accounts of cognitive development, and developmental changes in social, and emotional development. With normal development as the back-drop, we also consider developmental disorders of cognitive function.

  • TB6: Sentences and Meaning
  • TB7: Reading
  • TB8: Cognitive Development
  • TB9: Social and Emotional Development

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Practical
1 hours 34
University - closed examination
Language & Development II (Paper 1)
1 hours 33
University - closed examination
Language & Development II (Paper 2)
1 hours 33

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Practical
1 hours 34
University - closed examination
Language & Development II (Paper 1)
1 hours 33
University - closed examination
Language & Development II (Paper 2)
1 hours 33

Module feedback

The marks on all assessed work will be provided on e-vision.

Indicative reading

Harley, T. A. (2008). The Psychology of Language: From data to theory (3rd. ed.) Hove: Psychology Press.

Slater S. & Bremner, J. G. (2011). An Introduction to Developmental Psychology, 2nd edition.



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