Module Identifier ED31020  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Bob Morris Jones  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite ED10310  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours 10 x 2 hours  
Assessment Course work   2 written assignments c 2,500 words each   100%  
Further details  

Brief description
This module presents a description and discussion of first language acquisition and development, examining desciptive facts, methodology of investigation, and explanations of acquisition. The descriptive approach establishes 'what happens when?', the explanatory approach attempts to answer 'how' and 'why' acquisition takes place as it does. At all stages, methodology of analysis is also considered.


The lectures of the module are based on the following:

Tutorial / seminar work will be based:

Learning outcomes
By the end of this module, students should:

Reading Lists
Crystal, David. (1986) Listen to Your Child. Harmondsworth: Penguin
Ingram, David. (1989) First Language Acquisition. Cambridge: CUP
Bloom, Lois. Language Development from Two to Three. Cambridge: CUP
Elliot, Alison J.. (1981) Child Language. Cambridge: CUP
Fletcher, Paul. (1985) A Child's Learning of English. Blackwell
Fletcher, Paul & Michael Garman (eds.). (1986) Language Acquisition. 2. Cambridge: CUP
Peccei, Jean Stillwell. (1994) Child Language. Routledge