Course Description

Course Name

Language Acquisition

Session: VLNS3420

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Assessment: 3 data sets [40% in total, 15%, 15% & 10% each], presentation (20 min.) [20%] and position paper (2000 words max.) [40%] [overall pass required]
This module examines the various theories of language acquisition which have been developed in an attempt to explain how children learn their native language.
Essential reading: Clarke, E. (2009) First Language Acquisition (2nd edition), CUP.

*Course content subject to change