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Second Language Acquisition: Romance Languages

  • 7.5 credits

The course aims at providing theoretical and practical knowledge of second language acquisition:, with particular emphasis on Romance languages. The first half of the course consists of common courses for all four Romance languages and studies of different language learning theories that reflect the department's research specialties. The second half of the course is language-specific and devoted to the study of second language research in the chosen Romance language. The course ends with a written assignment, highlighting language learning phenomenon in several Romance languages.

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Mandatory Literature

    • Lightbown, Patsy & Spada, Nina. 2013. How Languages are Learned. 4:e upplagan. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Ellis, R. & Barkhuizen, G. Analysing learner language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Copied material, articles, shorter excerpts, exercise material, can be added.

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    Learning platform : Athena

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