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LIN2550

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Julie Bradshaw

Synopsis

The distinction between language learning and acquisition; the social context of these; the relation between first, second and bilingual acquisition; interlanguage and interference; grammaticalisation phases; factors in successful second language acquisition; bilingual education; attrition as the inverse of acquisition; activation and reactivation of language skills.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the major applied linguistic theories that have influenced the field of second language acquisition.

  1. Understand the role of the individual learner differences in second language learning.

  1. Evaluate the role of internal and external factors in language learning.

  1. Analyse a learner's langauge.

  1. Apply all these understandings to the practice of enabling learners to learn and acquire a second language in both formal and informal contexts.

  1. Relate the research literature to their own and others' second language acquisition experience.

Assessment

Written work: 90%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Julie Bradshaw

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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

Linguistics

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in Linguistics.

Prohibitions

GRN2135, GRN3135, GRN2130, GRN3130, CHI2550, CHI3550, ITA2550, ITA3550, MGR3550 or SPN3550