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?


(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.

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Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)