Postgraduate Course: Child Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (LASC11114)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course provides an introduction to current linguistic and cognitive research on child bilingualism.
This course introduces students to current research on language and cognition in child bilingualism - the simultaneous or successive learning of two (or more) languages in early childhood. The first part of the course focuses on linguistic aspects and the second on psycholinguistic and cognitive aspects. Particular attention will be paid to data analysis and interpretation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Group discussions and student presentations as part of the tutorials.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand current issues in the research on child bilingual language development
- understand the relationship between a bilingual child's two languages
- understand the role of input in bilingual acquisition
- understand the effects of bilingualism on general cognition
- understand the relationship between language and cognition in bilingualism
|There are no fixed textbooks for the course, but students who wish to read an introductory textbook can consult the following:|
Bialystok, E. (2003). Bilingualism in Development: Language, Literacy and Cognition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
De Groot, A. (2011). Language and Cognition in Bilinguals and Multilinguals. Hove: Psychology Press.
De Houwer, A. (2009). Bilingual First Language Acquisition. Channel Books.
Grosjean, F. (2010). Bilingual: Life and Reality. Harvard University Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Attend all lectures and tutorials as scheduled
|Course organiser||Prof Antonella Sorace
Tel: (0131 6)50 3493
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188