Course: LING 417. Language Development and Acquisition (3)
Preparatory: Upper division standing; Introduction to the study of language. Required for both ITEP and Linguistics/TESL students and addresses topics linked to language arts and (T)ESL methods courses for students preparing to teach. Introduces students to the study of language development and acquisition, including such topics as approaches to the development of children’s grammars, the development of communicative competence, definitions of bilingualism and multilingualism, relationships between language development and learning to read, issues particular to the multilingual nature of California, and issues related to exceptional language development.