Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)|
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Anna Margetts|
Previously coded ALM5230
This unit provides an introduction to a range of theories of bilingualism and how bilinguals make use of their languages across a range of setting and societies. It explores these issues from a range of perspectives, such as different types and degrees of bilingualism, the different roles played by each language in bilingual societies, the properties of bilingual speech, the bilingual brain and educational and other social policy for bilingualism. A key interest is also the ways in which theoretical stances inform our understanding of bilingualism and social policy, and the ways in which research into bilingualism can help inform wider theories of language acquisition, processing and use.
At the conclusion of the unit, students will be able to:
Written Work (9,000 words in total): 100%