FREN 565: Special Topics Related to the French Language

FREN 565-001: 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. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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