CASD 7107X Language Acquisition

45 hours (plus conference or independent work); 3 credits

Study of typically developing children?s language systems; the nature of language and its components; historical and contemporary models and theories of language acquisition; neurological, biological, cognitive, and social-emotional foundations of language development; phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic development from infancy through adolescence; analysis of language samples; introduction to bilingual and second language acquisition; individual as well as cultural and linguistic variations in language development.


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