Cross-Linguistic Influences in Second Language Acquisition - EDU00048M
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- Department: Education
- Module co-ordinator: Prof. Leah Roberts
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: M
Academic year of delivery: 2017-18
Module will run
||Autumn Term 2017-18
The overall aim of this module is to explore cross-linguistic influences (CLI) in second language acquisition (SLA) from various different approaches. More specific aims are:
- to provide a detailed overview (both historical and current) of the construct of CLI in SLA;
- to familiarise students with methods for studying CLI in SLA at different linguistic (and non-linguistic) levels;
- to assess the importance of CLI in language learning and language teaching.
Module learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete the module should:
- be aware of the key theoretical debates in the field and how they have evolved;
- be able to critically evaluate research in the field of CLI from various approaches;
- be able to assess the importance for, and to relate relevant research findings to topics in the field of both language learning and language education;
Academic and graduate skills
- Engage critically with academic and language teaching publications
- Formulate critical and balanced arguments orally and in writing
- Participate in groupwork and problem-solving activities
- Undertake and report appropriately short, empirical data collection and analysis work
- Demonstrate effective planning and time management
- Word-process, use a concordancer, manage files, use e-mail, VLE and the Web
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Special assessment rules
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Written feedback on assignment report sheet (within 6 weeks) and face to face feedback in supervisions
Jarvis, S. & Pavlenko, A. (2008). Cross-linguistic Influence in language and cognition. New York: Routledge.
Odlin, T. (1989). Language Transfer: Cross-linguistic influence in language learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Cook, V. (2003). Effects of the second language on the first. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Gass, S. & L. Selinker, L. (1983). Language transfer in language learning. Rowley, Mass: Newbury House.