Fall 2023 - LING 350 B100
First Language Acquisition (3)
Class Number: 2685
Delivery Method: Blended
Introduction to the study of language acquisition from the point of view of linguistic structure.
This course explores how infants and young children acquire the structure of language. We will explore the acquisition of phonetic and phonological patterns, how words are learned, and how children acquire syntactic and morphological knowledge (e.g., English past tense). The course will also investigate some examples of atypical language development, bilingualism / second-language learning in children, and child language acquisition in indigenous languages of North America. Both theoretical approaches and methodology will be covered. 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 INSTRUCTION/ DELIVERY: Blended
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: a device with internet access
- Participation/Engagement: 5%
- Homework: 15%
- Major Projects: 35%
- Quizzes: 45%
- No Final exam
Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com).
Will be available for download from the course website
Saxton, Matthew. (2010). Child Language: Acquisition and Development. Sage Publications, LTD. ISBN 9781412902328 [paperback]. Online version also available.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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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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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.