RLRL 4495 Second Language Acquisition (Spring: 3 )
An introduction to what it means to learn, and know, a second or foreign language. The course focuses on research carried out since the development of the "interlanguage hypothesis", addressing in particular the role of the learner's native language; debate about the role of input and interaction; research on the social and psychological factors that bear on second language learning. Emphasis is on the acquisition of second-language morphology, grammar, and vocabulary by adults, with some treatment of child language acquisition.
Instructor(s): Claire Foley and Margaret Thomas
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Last Updated: 06-Apr-15