Bilingualism

GRADUATE PROGRAMME – Master of Education in English Language and Literature

SINGLE AND DOUBLE MAJOR PROGRAMMES

semester 3

Course title: BILINGUALISM
Course coordinator:
Assistant Professor Renata Geld
Lecturer:
Stela Letica, Ph.D.
ECTS credits:
5
Language of instruction:
English
Duration:
semester III
Status:
elective
Form of instruction:
2 hours of lectures + 2 hours of seminar
Prerequisites: —
Examination:
continual assessment

Contents:
Definitions of bilingualism; overview of research in the field; relationship between individual and social bilingualism; dynamics of bilingual development (in natural and institutionalized contexts); language processing in bilingual individuals; crosslinguistic interaction within the bilingual system; communicative competence of bilinguals; monolingual and bilingual modes; code switching; language attrition; bilingualism and cognition; bilingualism and education.

Objectives:
Getting an insight into basic processes of bilingual development, specific aspects of linguistic and communicative competence of bilinguals and bilingual education.

Literature (selected chapters):
Aronin, L., & Singleton, D. (2012). Multilingualism (Vol. 30). John Benjamins Publishing.
Auer, P., & Wei, L. (Eds.).(2007). Handbook of multilingualism and multilingual communication (Vol. 5). Walter de Gruyter.
Cenoz, J., Hufeisen, B., & Jessner, U. (2003). The multilingual lexicon. Springer Netherlands.
Cenoz, J. (2009). Towards multilingual education: Basque educational research from an international perspective (Vol. 72). Multilingual Matters.
Helot, C.,&O’Laoire, M. (2011). Language Policy for the Multilingual Classroom. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Todeva, E., & Cenoz, J. (Eds.). (2009). The multiple realities of multilingualism: Personal narratives and researchers’ perspectives (Vol. 3). Walter de Gruyter.
Journals: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, International Journal of Multilingualism, Language Awareness, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development