This course starts with a general introduction to early bilingualism, discussing myths and facts, introducing key terms and notions, and presenting some actual research issues. Each subsequent lecture will touch upon a specific topic (language separation, bilingual lexicon, code-switching and cognitive advantages of bilingualism), providing theoretical background and examples of recent studies. Students are expected to read first-hand literature and to learn develop a critical attitude towards theories and data. The instructor will help them to identify (still) unsolved problems and she will encourage them to formulate new research questions.
This course is offered by the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, the home of linguistic and communications research at Utrecht University.
This course is part of the preparations for entrance into the RMA Linguistics at Utrecht University.
Housing through Utrecht Summer School
Discount of €50 if combined with at least one more Linguistics course whose title includes mention of UiL OTS and for which the full amount is paid.
A motivation letter is required from non-EU residents. You can send it via email to the course director.
Kirsten Schutter T: +31 (0)30 253 6060 E: firstname.lastname@example.org