Netherlands, Utrecht

Introduction to Semantics in L1 and L2 Acquisition - UiL OTS

when 31 July 2019 - 19 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 200

This course introduces the basics of (formal) semantics and first and second language (L1/L2) acquisition as well as the interface between them. Days 1 and 2 are devoted to the introduction of a broad panorama of acquisition theories, Day 3 provides an introduction to semantics and on Days 4 and 5 we look into a number of semantic case studies in acquisition.

This course allows the student to acquire the basic concepts and a basic understanding of the theoretical challenges in semantics and L1/L2 acquisition. It provides the optimal basis for (under)graduate courses in semantics and acquisition. Days 1 through 3 are devoted to the study of acquisition theories as well as the basics of (formal) semantics. Days 4 and 5 bring together the two parts of the course by zooming in on semantic case studies in L1 and L2 acquisition. Students will be notified approximately two weeks before the course about the required readings and are expected to participate in class/group discussions.

Course leader

Kirsten Schutter, MSc

Course aim

To allow students to acquaint themselves with foundational issues in language acquisition studies and semantics.

Fee info

EUR 200: Course fee
EUR 200: Housing fee

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