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Undergraduate Course: Child Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (LASC10077)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaLanguage Sciences Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course provides an overview of current research on child bilingualism from the perspectives of linguistics and cognitive psychology. It focuses on language separation, bilingual lexical and grammatical development, code-switching, and the effects of early bilingualism on general cognition. It also provides elements of methodology and data analysis that will enable students to carry out research with bilingual children.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: LEL2A: Linguistic Theory and the Structure of English (LASC08017) AND LEL2D: Cross-linguistic Variation: Limits and Theories (LASC08020)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Linguistics/Language Sciences courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Teaching Contact Time: 9 weeks out of 11 at 3 hours/week = 27 hours
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 27, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 169 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Child Bilingualism: Language and Cognition2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course will equip students with an understanding of current experimental linguistic and psychological research on child bilingualism and with an ability to plan research projects in this area.

Assessment Information
Essay 50%; 2 hour exam 50%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Bialystok, E. 2003. Bilingualism in Development: Language, Literacy and Cognition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Bialystok, E., Craik, F., Green, D. and Gollan, T. 2009. Bilingual minds. Psychological Science in the Public Interest 10: 89┐129.
Byers-Heinlein, K., & Werker, J.F. 2009. Monolingual, bilingual, trilingual: Infants┐ language experience influences the development of a word-learning heuristic. Developmental Science 12, 815┐823.
De Groot, A. 2011. Language and Cognition in Bilinguals and Multilinguals. Hove: Psychology Press.
De Houwer, A. 2007. Parental language input patterns and children┐s bilingual use. Applied Psycholinguistics 28: 411-424.
De Houwer, A. 2009. Bilingual First Language Acquisition. Channel Books.
Sorace, A. and Serratrice, L. 2009. Internal and external interfaces in bilingual language development: Beyond structural overlap. International Journal of Bilingualism 13: 92-125.
Sorace, A., Serratrice, L. Filiaci, F. and Baldo, M. 2009. Discourse conditions on subject pronoun realization: testing the linguistic intuitions of older bilingual children. Lingua 119: 460-477.
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Antonella Sorace
Tel: (0131 6)50 3493
Email: A.Sorace@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Francesca Anderson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3961
Email: Frankie.Anderson@ed.ac.uk
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