Universität Wien FIND

120033 AR The Multilingual Mind (2008S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Anrechenbar für applied linguistics Schwerpunktmodul nach UniStG Diplomstudienplan. Für UF Englisch alternativ zu 223 absolvierbar. Für den alten Studienplan anrechenbar.


Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 14.03. 09:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 30.05. 09:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Friday 20.06. 09:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13


Aims, contents and method of the course

Due to globalisation and increased mobility in the world multilingualism has become an issue of major importance in research. In this class our focus will be on the multilingual mind. We are going to explore the representation of multilingual knowledge in the human mind plus the development of that knowledge. Although bilingualism research will form part of the basis of our discussions, our main attention will be directed towards third language acquisition. Topics of particular interest will be theoretical models of multilingual development and use, multilingual processing as well as the interdependence of social and linguistic aspects of multilingualism. Third language learning in the classroom will also present a topic of discussion.
Assessment: class participation, paper presentation

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The main aim of the course is to get an overview of the complexity and dynamics of individual multilingualism and to apply this challenging feature to research.

Examination topics

Small-group and all-class discussions on set readings, paper presentation (pair work possible) in a seminar conference format

Reading list

A course reader will be provided.

Association in the course directory

225, 223, 226, 228, 236, 238, 722, K518, K531, K532

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