SEL8683 : Topics in Multilingualism
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Geoffrey Poole
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
This module focuses on the acquisition, retention and use of two or more languages throughout the lifespan of an individual. It considers how two or more languages are represented in one mind, how languages interact in use, as well as building on and extending students' knowledge of first and second language acquisition and language change. It also considers issues around the role of languages in shaping identity and society.
Outline Of Syllabus
Topics covered in this module will include:
• Bi/multilingual first language acquisition (phonology and syntax)
• Effects of multilingualism on non-linguistic cognitive processes
• L>2 language acquisition in adults
• Language attrition
• Heritage languages
• Language policy in multilingual contexts and the politics of multilingualism
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||50||1:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||42||1:00||42:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||1:00||11:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||72||1:00||72:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures present the module content.
The seminars in any given week examine one of more particular aspects of that week's lectures in detail, either with respect to the theoretical or practical material.
The drop-in/surgery sessions are for student consultation on the final assessment.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||A||100||5000 word essay|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The essay enables the students to demonstrate their engagement with the subjects presented during the course of the module in a sustained and independent way appropriate to postgraduate level study.