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Course Overview

This course examines general issues in first language acquisition, focusing on the period from birth to five years. It includes critical review of literature on phonological, lexical, morphological and syntactic development for both signed and spoken first languages, from both nativist and usage-based theoretical perspectives.

Credits: 3
Distribution: Graduate
Prerequisites: all first year Linguistics MA courses plus LIN 741, or permission of instructor.

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate