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FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectLinguistics
Number & Suffix: 118
Full UC Title: FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 
Transcript Title: FIRST LANG ACQUISTN 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course focuses on the question of which cognitive, biological, and environmental factors are responsible for the acquisition of mother tongue knowledge of language and the ability to use this knowledge in a natural and creative manner in daily life. Several of these factors are studied, starting from the linguistic perspective that reveals the variable and invariant characteristics of sound structure, word and sentence structure and meaning. This basis leads to develop further insight into the distinction between domain-specific mechanisms for language acquisition and general cognitive skills in development. Characteristic of the chosen approach is the language-comparative perspective. The process of acquiring different languages is covered and students consider what that indicates about the interaction of the cognitive systems of knowledge involved in that process. Signs that characterize the incredible development children go through in all linguistic facets is discussed. From the first distinctive skills relative to sound patterns, through word and sentence structure, to dependencies and meaning relationships within sentences and in context . 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 
Partner University Department: Languages, Literature and Communication 
Partner University Course Number: TL2V14103