Communication Disorders
 

Language Development

Language Development
Overview of how children learn language, including its relationship to cognitive, neural, and social development; language development in bilingual, minority, and handicapped persons.
COMD
330
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining COMD 330
Course Outcomes: 

Theories of Language Development

Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories of language development (social interactionist, linguistic, emergentism).

Components of Language

Define the major components of language (syntax, semantic, phonology, morphology, & pragmatics).

Cultural Factors of Language Development

Demonstrate knowledge of how cultural factors influence first and second language development.

Developmental Sequence of Language Behaviors

Demonstrate knowledge of the developmental sequence of pragmatic, semantic, syntactic, and morphologic language behaviors in production and comprehension modalities.

Development of Literacy

Demonstrate knowledge of the development of literacy.