Netherlands, Utrecht

Introduction to Semantics in L1 and L2 Acquisition - UiL OTS

when 20 August 2018 - 24 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
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.

This course is offered by the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, the home of linguistic and communications research at Utrecht University.

Course leader

Kirsten Schutter MSc

Course aim

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

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 200: Course + course materials
EUR 200: Housing

Scholarships

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

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