Language and Linguistics Colloquium Series talk, Featuring Dr. Douglas Parham

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1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260

Location: Hubbard Hall, Room 211

The first talk in the Fall 2019 Language and Linguistics Colloquium Series will feature Dr. Douglas Parham, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. His talk is titled, "The Roles of Linguistics in Understanding Speech-Language Disorders."

Language and linguistics apply broadly to all areas of human communication. These areas include verbal, non-verbal, gestural, and other forms of relating, describing, categorizing, and transducing information from one human being to another. Unfortunately, all these areas are required to be interpreted on the basis not only of typical / expected communicative interaction, but also—and more importantly—of atypical / unexpected communicative interaction.

This presentation will share four areas of interest from the perspective of the discipline of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). First, we will overview the primary domains of speech production (i.e., respiration, phonation, articulation, resonance, and prosody). Second, we will overview the primary domains of language (phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics). Third, we will discuss three general disorders that relate to speech and language: articulatory/phonological disorders, specific language impairment, and speech-language disorders related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Finally, we will explore the roles that linguistics can play in understanding speech-language disorders.

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Mythili Menon

Phone: 316-978-6763