JFG388H1: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, and Second Language Acquisition

Previous Course Number: 
FRE388H1
Hours: 
24L/12T

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?

Prerequisite: 

(1) Any 100-level or higher language course OR introductory linguistics course (e.g., LIN200H1, FRE272H1, ITA360H1, SLA323H1/​SLA380H1, SPA322H1); (2) At least 4 FCEs in any subject.

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)