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An introduction to the study of language acquisition, specifically focusing on the linguistic factors that influence language development among Chicanas/os and other language-minority children. The course provides an introduction to the structure and function of language and to theories of first and second language acquisition. We will relate these theories to monolingual language acquisition as well as language acquisition among bilingual Chicano/Latino and other immigrant children. There also will be an emphasis on the relationship of language to ethnic identity and how this relates to second language acquisition and language development. Available for graduate credit.