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Bilingualism - LING324

This unit focuses on many issues concerning bilingualism including: patterns of acquiring and losing bilingualism; language maintenance and shift over time; Australian language policies and planning; the bilingual in the classroom; and societal patterns of bi/multilingualism. The focus is on discussion of current controversies – for example, the critical age theory; input theories and 'competency'; and literacy and cross-cultural issues – based on readings and participants' experiences. It also includes workshopping of bilingual data. This unit is useful for students familiar with bilingual or multilingual situations, or who have experience or plans to be involved in teaching, learning or using a second language, or working in a multicultural workplace.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Ilija Casule, Dr Nick Wilson

39cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


(6cp from LING325 or LING332 or LING390 or LING399) or admission to BIntStud or BIntStudLLB

Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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