LING563 BilingualismUpdated: 08 April 2019
|Offering||Not offered in 2020|
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Co-requisites||LING450 or LING550 or LING451 or LING551|
|Restrictions||LING363 or LING463|
|Coordinator(s)||Liz Ellis (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unit introduces students to the cognitive, social and educational perspectives on the study of bilingualism. Psycholinguistic aspects such as the bilingual brain, and the link between bilingualism and intelligence are explored. We consider distinctions between simultaneous and sequential acquisition, and look at ways of characterising the bilingual's speech repertoires, including theories of code-switching. Students will gain socio-political perspectives on bilingualism through examining policy directions in selected sites. Models of bilingual education are reviewed, and the relationship of bilingual studies to the field of English as a second language teaching explored. Metalinguistic awareness and trilingualism are also considered.
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|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: