ANG6002 - Linguistics and language acquisition

Niveau :  2e ou 3e cycle
Département : Langues modernes et traduction
Crédits :3 crédits
Description :

This course examines the question of what constitutes knowledge of language and how such knowledge arises in the individual. This question defines the fields of linguistics and language acquisition as they have developed over the last fifty years. The rationale behind addressing this question is to introduce the students to the foundational issues and theoretical underpinnings recruited in both fields to investigate the epistemology of linguistic knowledge, an investigation that cannot be carried out without a consideration of a list of ancillary questions. A non-exhaustive sample of such questions is the following: What do we know when we know a language? Are linguistic expressions learned or acquired? Is there an age factor in language acquisition/learning (i.e. is there a critical period in language acquisition/learning)? What are the similarities and differences between first and second language acquisition?

Compétences professionnelles développées : C1, C2, C11.

Université du Québec
à Trois-Rivières

3351, boul. des Forges,
Trois-Rivières (Québec) G8Z 4M3
Information générale :
Téléphone : 819 376-5011
Sans frais : 1 800 365-0922