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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Heinz Kreutz


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.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Heinz Kreutz

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

German studies


A third-year language unit


GRN2135, LIN2550 or LIN3550