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COMD_2050_Syll_Fall05 - COMD2050 Section1 Fall2005...

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Introduction to Language COMD 2050 Section 1 Fall 2005 Time and Place: Wednesday, 3:40-6:30 pm; 16 Lockett Instructor: Sonja Pruitt, MA, CCC-SLP E-mail:  [email protected] Office: 71 Hatcher Hall Office of Communication Disorders phone:  578-2545 Office hours:  After class and by appointment  Required Text: The Study of Language  (Second Edition) by George Yule Cambridge University Press, 1996 Course Objectives: Students will learn to view language processes in an objective, analytical, and  unbiased fashion. Students will develop a working knowledge of the structure of the English  language, including speech sounds, sound patterns, morphemes, phrases, clauses,  and sentences. Students will gain an understanding of the various functions of language. Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomical and neurological  bases of speech and language production, as well as several neurological language  disorders. Students will develop an unbiased view of different languages and cultures,  various social and geographical dialects, and bilingualism. Course Requirements:    Regular attendance Reading text prior to class 2 Tests during the semester (2/3 of grade) Final exam (1/3 of grade) Students are expected to read the assigned chapter(s) in the Yule text and be familiar with  the questions and discussion topics at the end of the assigned chapter(s) before attending  the lecture on that topic.  
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Exams Each exam (3 total) is worth 100 points, for a total of 300 points possible.  The exams  cover only the material since the last exam, and the final will not be cumulative.  The 
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