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SPE1102 Language Across the Lifespan
Credit Points: 15

This unit introduces students to the nature of language and how it develops across the lifespan. Students will learn about the core components of phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics within the context of culture and everyday usage. Students will examine how and when children acquire these components and how they develop for social and academic purposes in monolingual and bilingual environments. Changes in language skills and processes associated with ageing will be explored.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y02Bachelor of Speech Pathology
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013