Current Issues in Bilingualism and Acquisition
Current Issues in Bilingualism and Acquisition 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 1
Topics will change from year to year and may include: 1. Bilingual social interaction 2. Bilingual first language acquisition 3. Second language acquisition 4. Multilingualism 5. Issues of identity 6. The bilingual brain.
-threshold -C: The student can demonstrate a minimum level of understanding appropriate for postgraduate study of the area they have chosen to research and must involve critical analysis of existing research into Bilingualism and/or Language Acquisition. The answer must show evidence of background study of primary sources and literature, going beyond material discussed in lectures. The answer must be relevant to the research topic chosen. Students will also display the minimum acceptable standard of understanding and/or knowledge of all LOs. -good -B: The student can demonstrate a clear and accurate understanding appropriate for postgraduate study of the area they have chosen to research; and display evidence of having consulted many relevant readings, making clear and accurate reference to those source materials, free from misunderstanding and errors of content, and is free from irrelevant material. Students will also display a better than average standard of understanding and/or knowledge of all LOs. -excellent -A: The student has revealed a thorough understanding of the area appropriate for postgraduate study that they have chosen to research, both in terms of content and theory; is able to apply complex concepts clearly and accurately; display evidence of detailed critical thought; clear, and logical extended argument; and display communicative competence, free from irrelevant material and errors of spelling and punctuation. Students will have achieved a thorough/excellent understanding and/or knowledge in all LOs.