This course introduces the basics of (formal) semantics and first and second language (L1/L2) acquisition as well as the interface between them. Days 1 and 2 are devoted to the introduction of a broad panorama of acquisition theories, Day 3 provides an introduction to semantics and on Days 4 and 5 we look into a number of semantic case studies in acquisition.
This course allows the student to acquire the basic concepts and a basic understanding of the theoretical challenges in semantics and L1/L2 acquisition. It provides the optimal basis for (under)graduate courses in semantics and acquisition. Days 1 through 3 are devoted to the study of acquisition theories as well as the basics of (formal) semantics. Days 4 and 5 bring together the two parts of the course by zooming in on semantic case studies in L1 and L2 acquisition. Students will be notified approximately two weeks before the course about the required readings and are expected to participate in class/group discussions.
Aim of the course
To allow students to acquaint themselves with foundational issues in language acquisition studies and semantics.
Daily 2 1/2 hour session; max one hour homework per day
Course fee: €200
Housing cost: €200
Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School
There is a discount of €50 if this course is combined with at least one more Linguistics course whose title includes mention of UiL OTS and for which the full amount is paid.
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