Child Language Development
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
27 March 2019
Requisites for this module
LG116, LG215, LG420
BA QB36 English Language and Language Development (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ3C English Language and Language Development,
BA QQ3F English Language and Language Development (Including Placement Year)
This module provide students with an introduction to a number of contemporary issues in the study of the acquisition of language as well as the study of some developmental language disorders. Topics will include the development of speech sounds, words, and grammar in typically developing children. The module may also introduce topics in bilingual language acquisition and in developmental language disorders, such as dyslexia.
This course aims to:
• Provide students with an introduction to contemporary issues in the study of the acquisition of language and developmental language disorders.
• Demonstrate the importance of psycholinguistics to other disciplines, particularly psychology and cognitive science.
• Question and challenge stereotypical views on language acquisition, language processing, and disorders of language.
• Enable students to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to go on to second year courses in linguistics.
• Promote the acquisition of ‘transferable skills’ (e.g., data analysis, report writing, bibliographical referencing, etc.), which will be useful both inside and outside of academic contexts.
On completion of the module, students will be able to:
1. Define key terminology related to first language acquisition and psycholinguistics
2. Understand the basic stages in of the acquisition of linguistic knowledge
3. Critique evidence used to support theories of first language acquisition
No additional information available.
This course consists of 10 weekly 2-hour lectures and 1-hour classes taught by a graduate teaching assistant (GTA). Students are expected to attend both lectures and classes regularly, to participate in class work as required, and to actively contribute to discussions. Reading will be expected in advance of lectures.
- Erika Hoff. (2014) Language development, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr. Laurel Lawyer, email email@example.com, Room 4.340, Telephone 01206 872082
Dr Christopher Lucas
University of London
Senior Lecturer in Arabic Linguistics
Available via Moodle
Of 40 hours, 39 (97.5%) hours available to students:
1 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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