10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: More than half of the world's population is bi/multilingual. This richness in linguistic diversity not only adds to the socio-cultural tapestry, but has implications for our understanding of neurological as well as cognitive-linguistic development. Drawing upon behavioural and neurological evidence from bilingual children, bilingual adults and bilingual patients with aphasia, this unit will: (a) examine current issues related to the definition of bilingualism as well as methodological issues; (b) examine language acquisition and language representation in the bilingual brain; (c) examine the effects of bilingualism on brain structural plasticity, and language control and selection mechanisms. Additionally, the unit will discuss the cognitive benefits of bilingualism and the implications for educational attainment and practice.

Staff Contact: OZTURK OZGE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Presentation

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