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First- and Second-Language Acquisition of Spanish

Why and how do children learn language so easily, and why is it so difficult for adults to learn a second language? This course examines these and related questions in the light of current theories of first- and second-language acquisition, with a focus on Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN 377, or permission.  Some prior experience with linguistics is required.

Previously Offered:

Fall 2016, Fall 2017