CHILD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

LIN3CLD

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the features of child language and how children acquire language. From infancy to primary schooling years, it examines the development of specific linguistic features and also the cognitive processes behind language acquisition. The focus is not just on first language acquisition but also considers the acquisition of additional languages and children who are multilingual from a very early age. This subject will be a useful introduction to the topic for those who are generally interested, thinking about their own child(ren)'s development or planning to work with children.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at second-year for linguistics in the Bachelor of Arts

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsChild language: A resource book for studentsPrescribedPeccei, J. S. 2006Routledge
ReadingsMultilingualism in the early years: Extending the limits of our world.RecommendedSmidt, S. 2016Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse linguistic productions from a range of children and recognise features of development and stages of acquisition in short exercises

Activities:
Workshop participation, Online workbook
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Write a report discussing the acquisition of language in child language data, identifying particular features as evidence of analysis

Activities:
Assignment 1 (1200 words)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Explore issues in detail beyond that presented in the subject and prepare a piece of writing examining issues that affect successful acquisition in children.

Activities:
Assignment 2 (1600 words)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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