Julia R. Herschensohn
Issues related to the linguistic aspects of second-language learning. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400.
The aim of Linguistics 449 is to introduce students to the linguistic investigation of second language acquisition, with particular emphasis on acquisition in a classroom setting. The course will provide an overview of the major sub-disciplines, issues and approaches in this area and it will provide an opportunity for students to do original research on a topic of second language acquisition.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion.
An introductory course in general linguistics and familiarity with second language learning.
Class assignments and grading
Readings are to be finished by the beginning of the week indicated; information in the readings and course work will serve as input to the class discussion. There will be two quizzes, and one final project based on research done on a second language learning situation. These projects will be presented to the class during the last week.
Participation 15%; Quizzes 40%; Project 40%; Oral presentation 5%.