No, looney, you're right.
One of the tabs on the spell screen (go to your inventory, then it left-alt, to go there) is for shouts. As you come across new words in the world, you can use R to spend dragon souls to learn the new words. Shouts can also be favourited, so that they show up in the Q menu too.
Skyrim is fresh in my mind just now as I'm currently working my way through it for the first time: level 48 Nord fighter/wizard, that sneaks around in awesome dragonbone armour, and can crack locks as soon as look at them
(And I love the effect when you score a sneaky critical with a bow and arrow and one-hit a bad guy... eat your heart out Robin Hood)
eta: it seems that no matter how long I've been responding to posts on forums like GB, I fail to notice that other people have responded before me (usually on the next page) with exactly the same info!