Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Introduction to L1 and L2 acquisition

when 18 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
duration 1 week
fee EUR 350

This course starts from the introduction of young children acquiring their native language (L1). Then it explores the acquisition of a second language (L2) after their childhood. Major issues, such as critical period, in L2 acquisition will be discussed. The course covers the development of phonemes, syllable structures, stress, intonation and words both in L1 and L2. The acquisition of a variety of languages will be presented. During this course, students will learn how to analyze L1 and L2 data from literature and corpora.

Course leader

Dr. Xiaoli Dong

Target group

No specific prior knowledge required. Targeted at BA-level.

Course aim

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

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 350: € 350 - Course + course materials + housing


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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