GRN3135 - Second language acquisition and attrition
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Dr Heinz Kreutz and Dr Ana Deumert
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Issues to be covered include the distinction between language learning and acquisition; the social context of these; the relation between first, second and bilingual acquisition; interlanguage and interface; grammaticalisation phases; factors in successful second language acquisition; bilingual education; field work; attrition as the inverse of acquisition; activation and reactivation of language skills. In the tutorial the acquisition and learning of German will be discussed.
Essay (2000 words): 40%
Research exercise (500 words): 10%
Three class tests (40 minutes each): 40%
Class paper (400 words): 10%
Third year students will be expected to read more widely than second-year students.
2 hours (1 lecture and 1 seminar) per week
A third-year language unit