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CSD 460. Language Development

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Description: Language concepts, theory, and terminology. Basic principles and parameters of normal language development. Covers prelinguistic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic areas.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Define language & describe its components/parameters.
2. Differentiate among language development theories and explain language development according to each.
3. Explain the relationship between cognition and language.
4. Examine patterns of prelinguistic & linguistic behavior in young children.
5. Examine the progression of typical language development in morphology/syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
6. Collect & transcribe a language sample, and calculate mean length of utterance.
7. Organize and analyze a language sample in the areas of morphology/syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
8. Integrate knowledge of the complexities of language & analyze the language development of a young child.

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