LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
Winter 2017, Section 002 - Cognitive Interactional Perspectives on Bilingualism
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Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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This course investigates the nature of bilingualism from different perspectives, considering cognitive and interactional factors involved in the development and outcomes of bilingualism, as a domain of language acquisition and development. We will first consider the formal properties of different types of bilingual development (child bilingualism: simultaneous vs. sequential, child vs. adult L2 acquisition/bilingualism). We will explore different approaches to phenomena that emerge in the context of bilingualism, including code-switching and code-choice. We will also consider aspects of language processing by bilinguals, regarding both comprehension and production. We will then look into potential long-term consequences of bilingualism, regarding language change and innovation, also taking into account phenomena such as heritage bilingualism and language attrition. Finally, we will address implications of bilingualism for language planning/policy and education.

Course Requirements:

Undergraduate students (Ling 492) are recommended to have taken at least one out of Ling 313, Ling 315 or Ling 316 before taking this section. Graduate students (Ling 792) from other departments should request permission from instructor.

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LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
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001 (SEM)
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM

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