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Bi/Multilingualism: Development and Cognition (PLIN0044)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Brain Sciences
Teaching department
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
N/A

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

The module gives students an overview of bi-lingual and multi-lingual phenomena and theories of bi-/multi-lingual acquisition. A second aim is to understand the cognitive structures and processes involved when multiple languages are available to an individual. The course will also introduce students to the methods of psycholinguistics research, such as priming methodologies, reading and visual-world eye-tracking, Event Related Potential, etc. as these are applied in Bi- or Multi-lingual research.

The main module aims are:

To provide students with an overview of bi-lingal and multi-lingual phenomena and theories of bi-/multi-lingual acquisition. To provide an overview of experimental psycholinguistics methodology and to show how these methods are applied in bi-/multi-lingualism research.

The main module objectives are:

Understanding the fundamentals of bi/multilingual language development. Ability to read and understand primary literature in bi/multilingualism research Ability to evaluate competing claims about the nature of bi/multilingual phenomena. Ability to read and understand primary literature in psycholinguistics as applied to bi/multilingualism. Ability to evaluate outcomes of experimental bi/multilingual research as they bear on aims and hypotheses of researchers. 

 

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
40% Assignment 1 (1,500 words)
60% Essay (2000 words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
25
Module leader
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
40% Assignment 1 (1,500 words)
60% Essay (2000 words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
65
Module leader
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.