24.948 Linguistic Theory and Second and Third Language Acquisition in Children and Adults
Students read and discuss current linguistic theory, first language acquisition research, and data concerning second and third language acquisition in adults and children. Focuses on development of a theory of second and third language acquisition within current theories of language. Emphasizes syntactic, lexical, and phonological development. Examines ways in which these bodies of data confront theories of language and the mind. When possible, students participate in practica with second and/or third language learners.
This class has no prerequisites.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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