PL4221
Early Language Development

This module explores topics on language development in infants and young children: these topics include speech perception, development of phonology, syntax and morphology, vocabulary development, and bilingual language development. We will examine theoretical issues and research methods in these areas. Through the series of seminars which make up this module, we will read and discuss journal articles, with particular attention to current research. Students may benefit from taking PL3234 (Developmental Psychology) before this module.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-2-7.5
Pre-requisite(s): Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), in which one must be PL3234, with a minimum CAP of 3.5 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week