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From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language
From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise definitions and applications of key terms relating to mental health

  • understand and apply basic grammatical terminology

  • describe briefly the different types of sounds used in speech in both acoustic and articulatory terms

  • outline the key features of human language as compared to the vocalisations of other species

  • describe the complex psychological processes involved in decoding even simple sentences of spoken language.