SEL3012 : Immigrant Second Language & Literacy Acquisition (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Martha Young-Scholten
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
This module focuses on the population primarily of adolescent and adult but also child second language learners who acquire a new language as the result of immigration. The module looks at how these differ from well-studied foreign language learners whose main source of input is the classroom. Here the social factors which affect learners' acquisition are considered.Issues covered include L1 influence and use of linguistic mechanisms across the lifespan regarding acquisition of morphosyntax/syntax, phonology and the lexicon, the development of literacy, particularly by those who immigrate without formal schooling and native language attrition as the result of bilingual language use.
Outline Of Syllabus
TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
Immigration and second/addditional language acquisition
Early major studies
Input and interaction outside the classroom
The linguistic competence of older immigrants: phonology
The linguistic competence of older immigrants: morphosyntax/syntax
The linguistic competence of older immigrants: the lexicon
Children, adolescents' and adults' development of literacy
Issues in third language acquisition
Child-adult differences in the acquisition of linguistic competence
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||10:00||10:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||1||44:00||44:00||inc. 10 hours directed groupwork|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||38:00||38:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide extensive background, much of which students will require in writing their essays.
Seminars (workshops) impart skills required to work as a team and individually on an essay.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||A||100||4,000 word essay|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students will refine their skills in analysing data, and add to their set of skills collecting their own data. They will do so while working in a group, thus mirroring the way in which researchers work. They will then write individual essays based on their team's study. This builds on SEL2086, which requires students only to work with data, but not to have collected it, and does not require them to write up their studies in individual essays.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk