JFG388H1: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, and Second Language Acquisition

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Knowing and speaking more than one language is the everyday norm of people living in much of the world including in multicultural cities like Toronto. Via an in-depth introduction to the cognitive and social underpinnings of bi- and multilingualism including second language acquisition, this course provides answers to questions such as How do bilinguals/multilinguals differ from monolinguals in the ways that they process and use language? How does acquiring a language as an adult differ from when we are children? How do an individual’s language repertoires interact with those of their peers and local community?


4.0 FCE, including 1.0 FCE in language or linguistics courses (e.g. LIN200H1, FRE272H1, ITA360H1, SLA323H1/​ SLA380H1, SPA322H1).

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Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)