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Courses - Spring 2018
SLAA
Second Language Acquisition and Application Department Site
SLAA410
Second Language Acquisition: Theory, Research, and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: LING200, LING240, PSYC200, PSYC221, or PSYC354.
Introduces vibrant and expanding branch of language science and cognitive science: theory, research and practice in SLA. Students apply what they learn to practical issues ranging from learning languages as an adult to societal problems involving second languages and dialects.
SLAA498
(Perm Req)
Second Language Research and Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
SLAA620
Second Language Research Methodologies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SLAA610; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SLAA611.
An exploration of research methodology in second language acquisition (SLA), with a focus on developing practical skills in data analysis and interpretation. Preparation in both critical evaluation of existing research and design of new research models.
SLAA640
Psycholinguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SLAA610; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
An introduction to the field of psycholinguistics that covers speech perception, word recognition, sentence and discourse processing, speech production, and language acquisition. Basic concepts, research methods, major research topics, leading theories and related research findings, with implications of psycholinguistic theories and findings for second language studies.
SLAA649R
Special Topics in Second Language Acquisition; Research Critique
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SLAA719
Second Language Acquisition and Application Internship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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SLAA742
Second Language Processing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor required for MA students.
Covers leading theoretical approaches and experimental methods in secon language processing. Draws on research and theories in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), formal linguistics, cognitive grammar, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.
SLAA754
Task-Based Language Teaching
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: SLAA649T or SLAA754.
Formerly: SLAA649T.
Overview of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) including needs and means analysis, syllabus design, materials writing, methodology and pedagogy, testing, and evaluation. Theoretical issues addressed include relationship of TBLT to research findings on the psychology of learning and SLA and libertarian approaches to education.
SLAA772
Bilingualism and Multilingualism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SLAA610; or permission of instructor.
Critical exploration of concepts in bilingualism and multilingualism with emphasis on the social environments of second language acquisition, through the lens of cognitive and social frameworks. Implications of bilingualism for memory, affect, language processing and code-switching/mixing, as well as the social implications of knowing and using more than one language.
SLAA779
Directed Research in Second Language Acquisition and Application
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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SLAA798
Master's Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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SLAA799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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SLAA888
Doctoral Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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SLAA898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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SLAA899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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