|| ED31020 |
|| FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mr Robert Morris Jones |
|| Semester 2 |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 Hours. 10 x 2 hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Course Work: 2 written assignments c 2,500 words each ||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good.|| |
By the end of this module, students should:
be aware of the principles and the methods of first language acquisition;
be able to apply these principles and methods to the analysis of data;
be aware of explanations of explanations of how a first lanaguage is acquired, and be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches;
be aware of different views on influences of first language acquisition and development, and be able to assess their strengths and weaknesses.
This module presents a description and discussion of first language acquisition, examining descriptive facts ("what" happens "when"?), methodology of investigation ("how" do we collect and analyse data?) and explanations of acquisition ("how" and "why" does acquisition take place as it does?).
To develop an awareness of the various features of first language acquisition on a descriptive level.
To appreciate the methods and principles that are used to analyse language acquisition, and thus develop specific analytic skills to explore its characteristics.
To use their descriptive knowledge and analytic skills to assess explanations of how children acquire language, and to assess any influences on first language acquisition.
The lectures of the module are based on the following:
The development of pronunciation
Word meaning: comprehension.
Word meaning: production.
Early multi-word utterances.
Later multi-word utterances.
Theoretical explanations of first language acquisition.
Influences on first language acquisition.
Tutorial / seminar work will be based:
partly on additional themes which individual students will investigate and present to the rest of the class,
and partly on pursuing in further detail selected themes form the lectures
** General Text
Ingram, David (1989) First Language Acquisition
(1996.) Child language /edited by Michelle Aldridge.
Multilingual Matters 1853593168
(1981.) Explanation in linguistics :the logical problem of language acquisition /edited by Norbert Hornstein and David Lightfoot.
(1994.) Input and interaction in language acquisition /edited by Clare Gallaway and Brian J. Richards.
Cambridge University Press 0521437253PBK
(1993.) Language acquisition :core readings /edited by Paul Bloom.
Harvester Wheatsheaf 0745013678
Atkinson, Martin. (1992.) Children's Syntax :introduction to principles and parameters theory /Martin Atkinson.
Clark, Eve V. (1993.) The lexicon in acquisition /Eve V. Clark.
Cambridge University Press 0521440505
Naremore, Rita C. (1990.) Children learning language /Rita C.Naremore, Robert Hopper.
Harper & Row 0060428988
Saleemi, Anjum P. (1992.) Universal grammar and language learnability /Anjum P. Saleemi.
Cambridge University Press 0521400759
Wells, Gordon. (1985.) Language development in the pre-school years /Gordon Wells.
Cambridge University Press 0521264618
** Supplementary Text
Bloom, Lois Language Development from Two to Three
edition n.e.. Camb.U.P. 0521435838
Boysson-Bardies, Benedicte De How Language Comes to Children
Bradford Books,U.S. 0262024535
Brown, Roger First Language
edition n.e.. Penguin 0140810544
Clark, Eve V. First Language Acquisition
Crystal, David Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
edition 2r.e.. Camb.U.P. 0521550505
Crystal, David Child Language,Learning and Linguistics
Crystal, David Listen to Your Child
edition n.e.. Penguin 0140110151
Elliot, Alison J. Child Language
Fletcher, Paul Child Language Acquisition
Fletcher, Paul Child's Learning of English
Fletcher, Paul Language acquisition
edition 2nd. Cambridge University Press 0521277809
Foster-Cohen, Susan H. Introduction to child language development
Addison Wesley Longman 0582087295
Gleason, Jean Berko Development of Language
edition 4r.e.. Allyn & B. 0205198856
Golinkoff, Roberta Michnik and Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy How babies talk: the magic and mystery of language in the first three years of life
Goodluck, Helen Language Acquisition
Guasti, Maria Teresa Language Acquisition
MIT P. 026207222X
Harris, John Early Language Development
Hoff-Ginsberg, Erika Language Development
Hopper, Robert Children Learning Language
edition n.e.of 3r.e.. Singular Publishing Group,U.S. 1565938569
Ingram, David First language acquisition
Cambridge University Press 0051349168
Karmiloff, Kyra Pathways to Language
Harvard U.P. 0674004760
Lock, Andrew Language Development
Croom Helm 0709919328
Peccei, Jean Stilwell Child Language
edition 2r.e.. Routledge 0415198364
Pierce, Amy E. Language Acquisition and Syntactic Theory
Kluwer Acad.Publrs. 0792315537
Pinker, Steven Language Instinct
edition n.e.. Penguin 0140291237
Radford, Andrew Syntactic Theory and the Acquisition of English Syntax
This module is at CQFW Level 6