Study programme 2020-2021Français
Clinical Phonetics
Programme component of Advanced Master's in Language SciencesResearch Institute for Language science and Technology

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UL-S1-SCLANG-120-MOptional UEDELVAUX VéroniqueP362 - Métrologie et Sciences du langage
  • DELVAUX Véronique
  • HARMEGNIES Bernard
  • HUET Kathy
  • PICCALUGA Myriam

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français510150055.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
L-ISCL-111Clinical Phonetics5101500Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Have a complete understanding. Analyse any communicative situation (real or depicted) in reference to the theoretical and methodological frameworks within various scientific approaches to language.
    • Master and appropriately mobilise knowledge and methodological approaches to understand and explain the normal/atypical/pathological functioning of individuals, groups or organisations, using any form of language.
    • Analyse and model a communicative situation (individually or collectively) by critically selecting isolated theories and suitable methodological approaches.
    • Critically analyse the extent and limitations of different types of intervention in a situation of linguistic nature.
  • Communicate effectively. Communicate and exchange information in a structured and adapted way to the intended purpose and relevant public.
    • Write a well-justified report about an intervention in a situation of linguistic nature.
    • Appropriately use presentation materials.
  • Adopt a scientific approach. Master the scientific approaches in language sciences.
    • Master the different steps to carry out research in language sciences.
    • Appropriately apply different scientific research methods.
    • Construct a reference framework, formulate questions or hypotheses from the analysis of scientific literature.
    • Collect data and thoroughly analyse it qualitatively and quantitatively.
    • Develop communication skills specific to the field of research (publication, proficiency in English or another language depending on the specific field of research).
    • Present research results, orally and in writing, in their native language and in English or another language depending on the specific field of research.
  • Speech Sciences : adopt a specialist approach. Master the concepts, techniques, methods, and devices specific to speech sciences so that they can be used in research practice.
    • Master basic speech signal analysis techniques.
    • Master research methodologies in speech sciences.
    • Master the basic concepts of phonetics.
    • Master the basic concepts of psycholinguistics.

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of the instruction, the students will master the fundamental notions in clinical phonetics, i.e. (i) in general phonetics, the anatomical, articulatory, acoustic and aerodynamic aspects of the various sub-systems involved in speech production (respiratory, phonatory and articulatory sub-systems), as well as the acoustic, auditory and perceptual aspects of the subsystems involved in speech production (mainly, the auditory system and the nervous system); (ii) the clinical parameters allowing to document and assess speech production and speech perception, with a particular focus on the data collection and analysis procedures that are commonly used in speech disorders; (iii) the speech disorders associated with each of the subsystems resulting from a variety of etiologies (functional description, nature of the disorders, etc.). They will be able to apply these notions to the analysis of an actual clinical case.

Content of UE

Subsystems involved in speech production and speech perception (notions of general phonetics, methodological reminders, clinical paramaters for diagnosis and assessment of disordered speech, associated speech disorders, clinical cases: Respiratory system, phonatory system, articulatory system, auditory system and perceptual system. Applications to actual clinical cases.  

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

50% for the written exam, 50% for personal paper

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Séminaires
  • Projets supervisés

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
L-ISCL-111Slides available on Moodle

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
L-ISCL-111Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
L-ISCL-111C. Ferrand. « Speech science. An Integrated Approach to Theory and Clinical Practice », Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2007, 2nd Edition.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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