Communication Disorders

Language Development

Language Development
Overview of how children acquire language, including its relationship to cognitive, neural, and social development; child language development from infancy through adolescence; bilingual language development.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 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.