This course examines simultaneous and successive second (and multiple) language acquisition by children. We will look at such topics as the bilingual brain, the nature of the input, age constraints on language acquisition, language separation and cross-linguistic influences, schooling in a second language (for example French immersion programs), and various methods used in the study of bilingualism in individuals. Bilingual/multilingual corpora containing French as one of the languages will be examined. Suggested companion course: FRE325H5. (Formerly LIN358H5).
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