LIN385H5 • The Acquisition of Grammar in Different Contexts

Description

This course examines language acquisition by different populations: first language acquisition by normal, deaf and impaired children; first language re-acquisition by aphasic patients; second language acquisition by children and adults. The question that we will ask is the following: what are the similarities and differences across acquisition contexts? Comparative theoretical approaches will be examined in order to gain an insight into the following topics: evidence for innate linguistic endowment, the stages in the development of grammar, the role of input. An important component will be the analysis of both spontaneous corpora and experimental work.

Prerequisites
LIN101H5 and LIN102H5 and [(0.5 credit from LIN288H5 or LIN229H5 or LIN231H5 or LIN232H5 or LIN237H5 or LIN256H5) or (0.5 credit of PSY at the 300-level].
Exclusions
Distribution Requirement
Humanities
Total Instructional Hours
24L/12T
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Linguistics