Language Acquisition

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Language Acquisition

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite(s): ELA020C001 or ELA020N301

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: 3 data sets [40% in total, 15%, 15% & 10% each], presentation (20 min.) [20%] and position paper (2000 words max.) [40%] [overall pass required]
    This module examines the various theories of language acquisition which have been developed in an attempt to explain how children learn their native language.
    Essential reading: Clarke, E. (2009) First Language Acquisition (2nd edition), CUP.

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