Bilingualism: Second language production and perception
Inngår i studieprogram
Master's Programme in English
As for the master's programme. In addition EN-410 and EN-411 or the equivalent must have been successfully completed or must be taken in the same semester.
EN-440 Introduction to Psycholinguistics
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to
Express basic knowledge of the linguistic structure of language in terms of semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology and phonetics
Evaluate theories and evidence relating to the biological basis of language and language development
Evaluate theories and evidence on the perception and production of spoken words
This course will engage students with the issue of bilingualism with focus on English as a second language. We will discuss key issues relating to the mental representation of a second language and to the processes by which it is comprehended and produced. The influence of first language structure and of second language proficiency on these processes will also be considered. Current theories will be introduced and evaluated in with reference to a range of linguistic and experimental evidence.
Topics to be covered:
The representation of words in the bilingual mental lexicon
Language control and language selection
First language structure effects on second language acquisition
Effects of language proficiency on second language representation and processing
Arbeidsformer og arbeidsomfang
Lectures and discussions. Regular and active participation. The language of isntruction is English. Estimated workload: Approximately 400 hours.
Vilkår for å gå opp til eksamen
Two written article summaries must be assessed as a Pass.
Term paper (6500-8000 words). Graded assessment.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.