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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 34 hours in total. Consisting of two 1 hour lectures per week and a 1 hour tutorial. There will be no tutorials in the first and last week of semester. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Barbara Kelly
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject is an overview of some principal issues in first language acquisition, including children's language development (from pre-speech onwards), grammatical, semantic and pragmatic development, and the continued development of language through the school years. The variability and individual differences in relation to current theoretical models of language acquisition and cognitive and social development will also be examined. Focus is on the acquisition of English, but cross-cultural material will be included for comparison.
|Assessment:||A 1500-word project assignment 30% (due in first half of semester); a mid-year quiz 20%; a 2000-word major essay 40% (due end of semester); and class participation 10%.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Prescribed Texts:First Language Acquisition (Eve V Clark), CUP, 2003|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Formerly available as 175-200. Students who have completed 175-200 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Bachelor of Arts |
Diploma in Arts (English Language)
Diploma in Arts (Linguistics)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (English Language Studies)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Linguistics & Applied Linguistics)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Cross Cultural Communication)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (English Language Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics & Applied Linguistics)
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