School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Language Acquisition

Module code: LIN101

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm

Contact: Dr Kathleen Mccarthy
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will delve into the process of language acquisition. The module will look at different models and theories that have arisen from the different schools of thought. It explores the different processes of first language acquisition and stages of development (phonological, lexical, syntactical), before moving onto the cognitive framework of language processing (parsing). The next area of focus will be bilingualism and second language acquisition. Students will be introduced to different forms of bilingualism and the issues raised in second language acquisition. They will also be introduced to language in the brain, speech pathologies and other communication systems.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 60.0% Coursework, 40.0% Examination
Level: 4