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ALM5230 - Bilingualism

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Anna Margetts


Clayton First semester 2008 (Off-campus)


Language contact theory and its application in Australia; transference and code-switching; definitions of bilingualism; advantages and disadvantages of bilingualism; types and goals of bilingual education; the distribution and use of community languages in Australia; language maintenance and shift; language policy, including school language policy; field work.


Two assignments (3000 words each): 60%
Open-book test (4000 words): 40%

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