To what extent do language disorders inform us about ‘normal’ language functioning? Discuss the concept of normality and the contributions made to our understanding of ‘normal’ language functioning by examining a variety of language disorders and language-related conditions. Choose 2 different disorders as a basis for your discussion (one based on your presentation and one of any presentation made in class by other students).
** Broca’s aphasia and ** Wernickes aphasia (i can send the presentations)
For this question you are expected to:
• Provide a critical account of the views presented
please included these sources :
*Trevor A. Harley 2008 The psychology of language: from data to theory
Aitchison J. 2007 The articulate mammal
Lees, J., Urwin, S., Children with language disorders, 1997, (618.92855/LEE)
Van Lancker Sidtis, D., Formulaic language and Language disorders,
Munro, N. Handbook of child language disorders, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, ISSN 1368-2822, 08/2010 (on-line)
Carrol, D. 2007 psychology of language
please use mainly books! my lecturer also prefers work from chomsky and lennenberg and also work from paul Broca and wernicke (since the presentations are about broca and wernicke aphasia)
if you have any other questions or need more information– please ask! i really need this to be a good paper! i do prefer questions by email though!
this is the marking criteria if its of any use :-
Organisation and logical order of material. Well organised throughout. Good structure
Accuracy and understanding:
of material, focusing on the task. Accurate and thorough understanding. Focused on the task throughout
Coverage of material and problems:
Comprehensiveness, relevance, range, use of appropriate examples and explanation of research methods used to collect data for analysis. Comprehensive coverage of problems, wide and varied range of problems, excellent use of examples.
Clarity of argument:
Coherence, critical analysis of the data collected: does it support the hypothesis or not, why? Excellent coherence and clarity of expression. Demonstrates application of critical thought.
Grammar, spelling, legibility. No errors.
Clear, relevant and consistently accurate.
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