Summer 2021 - LING 350 D100
First Language Acquisition (3)
Class Number: 1201
Delivery Method: Remote
Course Times + Location:
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Office Hours: TBA, weekly drop-in times on zoom
Prerequisites:One of LING 301W, 309W or 482W.
Introduction to the study of language acquisition from the point of view of linguistic structure. Students who have taken LING 250 may not take this course for further credit.
This course provides an introduction to the study of language acquisition in infants and young children. Topics to be explored include the acquisition of phonetic and phonological patterns, word learning and the acquisition of morphological patterns (e.g., English past tense), as well as the beginnings of syntactic and semantic knowledge. The course will also investigate some examples of atypical language development, bilingualism / second-language learning in children. Both theoretical approaches and methodology will be covered, and course projects are designed to help students learn how to apply concepts from the science of first language acquisition to generate practical exercises and demonstrations with young children in our community.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Blended / Asynchronous. 2-3 hours per week of live interaction - optional, as these will be recorded for students who cannot meet in this time zone.
DAYS AND TIMES OF LIVE ONLINE INTERACTION: Tues/Thurs 2:30 pm - 4 pm PST.
TEACHING MODULES: ~1hr recorded lecture with slides, two 10-page readings, one quiz.
MODE OF MAJOR EXAMS: Exams on Canvas
- Participation / Engagement 6%
- Homework 18%
- Exams and Major Projects 48%
- Quizzes 28%
No Final Exam.
It is strongly recommended that you see the Student Advisor regarding your degree requirements at least two semesters before you plan to graduate. Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.
PLATFORMS USED: Canvas, Zoom, etc.
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Computer, Internet, Microphone
Will be available for download from the course website.
Saxton, Matthew. (2010). Child Language: Acquisition and Development. Sage Publications, LTD. [paperback]. Online version also available.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.
Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.
All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).