Topics


Nature vs. Nurture; Stages of language development; First language (L1) acquisition vs. second language (L2) acquisition; The role of L1 in L2/foreign language learning; The bilingual/multilingual brain; Language representation and organization; Language processing in L1 and L2; Biological and contextual factors in language acquisition

 

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Objectives


At the end of the course, students should have an awareness of some key theoretical issues in the field of language acquisition. Students should be able to evaluate the different approaches to the study of language acquisition and demonstrate the ability to understand and analyze language data.

 

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Organisation


This course comprises of lectures and tutorials.

 

 

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Assessment


Class participation                            20%
Tests                                                20%
Group project/presentation                20%
Final essay                                       40%

 

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Texts


A list of core and recommended readings will be provided.

 

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Last updated: 24 July 2017