AFRO 231 SHS 231 Syllabus Spring 2018.pdf

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Language Differences and Disorders: An American Perspective AFRO 231/ SHS 231: Spring 2018 Second 8 Weeks: Days: TR Instructor: Dr. Adele Proctor ( [email protected] ) Credit: 3 hours E-mail: Please remember to write AFRO 231 or SHS 231 in the subject line of all e-mails. Course Description: This course discusses the interaction of language, culture and race/ethnicity in U.S. minorities. Distinguishes language differences from language disorders through examination of assessment and treatment approaches for different aged populations from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. It emphasizes language difference theory as related to social and regional dialects, bilingualism and multilingualism. Special focus will be on African American English (AAE)/African American Vernacular English (AAVE); Spanish influenced English (SpiE), Native American languages and diversity of languages among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Overall Objective: The emphasis in this class is on language differences (not pathological) versus language disorders (pathological) with specific reference to unique situations of individuals living in the U.S. According to U.S. census definitions, underrepresented groups include African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latinos/as (Hispanics) and Native Americans, Alaska Natives Hawaiians and other indigenous people). The underlying theme in the course is to address issues related to minorities who speak social dialects and those who do not have American English as a first language (L1) since they are often misdiagnosed as having language disorders. These same individuals are overrepresented in special education, particularly in speech-language impairment. This class is designed to provide students with information that is necessary to reduce misdiagnosis of language disorders in those with language differences. For example, it is imperative that parents, educators and other professionals, who advocate for minority language speakers, develop sensitivity, awareness, knowledge and understanding of the cultural and language variables that influence test-taking abilities and classroom performance. Informed advocates should understand the lack of inclusion of linguistic minorities in test development and educational practices. Students will consider how to devise strategies that allow a more inclusive participation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations in public education. The concept of cultural globalization, the transmission of ideas, meanings and values around the world in such a way as to extend and intensify social relations, will be interwoven in the course. Specific Objectives include: 1. Developing an understanding of basic linguistic and sociolinguistic terminology.
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