Netherlands, Utrecht

Introduction to L1 and L2 acquisition

when 15 August 2016 - 19 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 350

This course starts from the introduction of young children acquiring their native language (Li). 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 Li and L2. The acquisition of a variety of languages will be presented. During this course, students will learn how to analyze Li and L2 data from literature and corpora.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Frank Wijnen

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.

Fee info

EUR 350: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 150: Course + course materials

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