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PS5034: ADVANCED TOPICS IN LANGUAGE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 11 Aug 2020 12:05


Course Overview

By the end of the course, students will have a greater understanding of two broad area of psycholinguistic research: developmental disorders of reading and language, and current topics in bilingualism research

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Sandie Cleland

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Psychology (PS)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • One of MSc Psychological Studies or Msc Psychological Studies With Applied Developmental Psychology (Sept) or Msc Psychological Studies With Organisational Psychology (September) or Msc In Psychological Studies With Mental Health (September Start)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS5534 Advanced Topics in Language (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The first half of the course covers three developmental disorders of reading and language: Developmental dyslexia, reading comprehension impairment, and developmental language disorder (sometimes known as specific language impairment). The lectures will focus on research into the cognitive mechanisms that might underlie these disorders, as well as evaluating the success of evidence-based interventions.

 

The second half of the course covers three topics in bilingualism research: language comprehension, language production and memory in bilinguals. The lectures will cover key research in these domains and will ask students to critically evaluate the evidence reviewed in the lectures. 


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand and critically evaluate the implications of differences in linguistic proficiency between monolinguals and bilinguals for every-day memory
ConceptualAnalyseCritically evaluate the evidence for underlying deficits that might lead to developmental disorders of reading and language.
ConceptualEvaluateCritically evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for developmental disorders of reading and language.
ConceptualEvaluateUnderstand and critically evaluate research on differences in online language production in monolinguals and bilinguals
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and evaluate research on differences in processing of online speech (language comprehension) between monolinguals and bilinguals
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the typical trajectory of reading and language development in children and how it might best be supported.

Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseCritically evaluate the evidence for underlying deficits that might lead to developmental disorders of reading and language.
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand and critically evaluate the implications of differences in linguistic proficiency between monolinguals and bilinguals for every-day memory
ConceptualEvaluateUnderstand and critically evaluate research on differences in online language production in monolinguals and bilinguals
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and evaluate research on differences in processing of online speech (language comprehension) between monolinguals and bilinguals
ConceptualEvaluateCritically evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for developmental disorders of reading and language.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the typical trajectory of reading and language development in children and how it might best be supported.

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