Language Development
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course provides an in-depth introduction to children's language development, including the acquisition of phonology, syntax, and semantics. The course focuses on the typical course of language development in first language, second language and bilingual language acquisition, and the atypical development of language in children who have conditions such as autism or specific language impairments that affect their ability to acquire language. The overall objective of the study of language development is to explain the "what, when, how and why" of children's comprehension and production of language as well as understanding our current knowledge in language acquisition and the experimental and analytic techniques used to investigate these issues?

Additional Course Information
PS275 or PS366.