Language Development

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode LLS008M10
Vaknaam Language Development
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
ECTS 10
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Taalontwikkeling
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:
1. Understand and use basic and complex language development concepts and theories.
2. Independently search the literature on specific themes in language development.
3. Independently design their own study on a topic in language development.
4. Develop and write a PhD research proposal.
5. Participate in academic debate with their peers and present topics in language development convincingly, both orally and in writing, using their own insights and critically evaluate those of others
Omschrijving This course offers an overview of the fields of research on language development across the lifespan, including first and second language acquisition and attrition of language skills. Several theoretical models of language development are presented: Nativism and Universal Grammar, Usage-Based Learning and Dynamic Systems Theory. We then cover eight themes: first language acquisition at various stages (covering sounds, word learning, early syntax, complex syntax, semantics, pragmatics), bilingualism and second language acquisition, language attrition, language and aging. The course covers areas of current research interests of researchers in the Neurolinguistics and Language Development group of the Center for Linguistics and Cognition Groningen (CLCG).
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm presentatie, schriftelijke opdracht(en), werkstuk(ken)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. A.M.H. van Hout
Docent(en) E. Juarros Daussà, PhD. ,dr. A.M.H. van Hout
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Links to articles will be made available on Nestor
Entreevoorwaarden Some knowledge of linguistics is a prerequisite.
Opmerkingen
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Taalwetenschappen  (Europese taalkunde) 1 semester I keuze
ReMa Taalwetenschappen / Linguistics  (ReMa Language and Cognition) 1 semester I keuze