CLASS REQUIREMENT # 2–A 1500 WORD MINIMUM TERM PAPER:
A term paper of no less than 1500 words will be written on a Topic which you should select from a list of Language Development Hypotheses. This list is provided at the very end of this survival message, and is also available in the Class Requirements Section of the online Course. The Term Paper is to present a discussion based on a minimum of three articles, books or chapters in a book (excluding the class Text, of course), that describe, or support or refute the hypothesis you have selected from the list. A minimum of three citations with references in APA format will be included at the end of the paper. An example of APA format is also provided in the Class Requirements Section of the online Class.
Also, at the end of the paper you should include a short Appendix, which will answer three questions: 1. What were the databases, if any, that you used to find each article or book; 2. What was the search strategy you used (i.e., the search words you used) in each database to find the articles; and 3. Was each article that you cited an example of Primary or Secondary research? The Term Paper will be sent to the instructor in an email, both as an attachment and, and for back-up purposes, as text copied and pasted directly into the email message.
Topic 1: What Language isn’t…(Communication modes that are not language)
Topic 2: What Language is…(How Language differs from other forms of communication.
Topic 3: The “Guts” of Language…(What the Language Processes are)
Topic 4: Oral Language is a Bag of Air…(How the Environment is
responsible for Speech and Oral Language.)
Topic 5: Hearing to Speak of…(The role of Hearing in language development)
Topic 6: Perception and Language…(The role of Perception in language development)
Topic 7: Concepts and Language…(The role of Concepts in language
Topic 8: Thought & Language…(How Language and the Thought processes interact…Language and Culture, Dialects & Accents and the Educational Implications)
Topic 9: Memories are made of these…(The role of Memory in language development)
Topic10: Milestones of Speech Development…Windows of Opportunity to facilitate Speech and Language Development.