BCSC 259: Language Development

Cross-listed: ASLA/LING 208, 1COG/PSYC 259
Prerequisites: BCSC 152 or LING 110
Offered: Spring

A basic introduction to children's language development, including the acquisition of phonology, syntax, and semantics. The course focuses on the acquisition of a first language by young children, comparing the acquisition of a variety of spoken and signed languages to find possible universal principles of language learning.

Students taking this course should have a background in at least one of the fields pertinent to the material of the course: language structure, psycholinguistics, or developmental psychology.