CBSE 7360X Introduction to Bilingual and Second Language Acquisition
30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Survey of bilingual and second language acquisition theory and research as it relates to differentiating speech and language difference from disorder. Examination of research associated with the socio- and psycho-linguistic, cognitive, and sociocultural dimensions of bilingual and second language development as well as bilingual education and multicultural perspectives. Data collection and analysis. Applications to educational and community settings. This course is the same as SPEC 7535X.
Prerequisite: a course in normal language acquisition or permission of the deputy chairperson.