Language Evolution and Child Language Acquisition, 7.5 credits

About the course

The course comprises both phylo- and ontogenetic aspects of the development of human language, with a focus on the latter.

It provides a basic understanding of available evolutionary models of the emergence of human language.

Further, our current knowledge of child language acquisition is discussed and problematised by applying the rasterised view of a number of theoretical paradigms, particularly constructivism/emergentism and generativism.

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