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Second Language Acquisition and Attrition (6 points)


Leader: Anna Margaret

Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

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.

Assessment: Written research assignment (2250 words): 50% + Exam (2 hours): 40% + Class participation (equivalent 250 words): 10% + Third year students will be required to answer some different questions in the test and will need to include greater theoretical depth in the essay.

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: 12 points of Linguistics at 2nd year level

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

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