CHILD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

LIN3CLD

2021

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWorkshop participation, Online workbook

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Multilingualism in the early years: Extending the limits of our world.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSmidt, S.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

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Source locationN/A

Child language: A resource book for students

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPeccei, J. S.

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online workbook (1200 words or equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1

Assignment 1 (1200 words or equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2

Assignment 2 (1600 words or equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO3