FREN 465: Special Topics related to the French language

FREN 465-003: Growing up Bilingual
(Spring 2019)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Aquia Building 346

Section Information for Spring 2019

Growing up Bilingual is a survey course that discusses the linguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of bilingual development, with a particular emphasis on French-English bilingual children. Through an overview of various theories and empirical studies, we first explore human's unique and infinite capacity for language, and how the acquisition of a first language may differ from that of new subsequent languages. We then examine how bilingualism is defined and measured in the research literature, the different factors contributing to its linguistic behavior, how input affects its development, and how it is represented in the human brain. Taught in French.

Topic Varies

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Content varies: diachronic or synchronic study of the French language or one of its aspects; sociolinguistics; language teaching methodology; etc. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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