Prof. Suzanne Flynn
24.906J / 21F.024J
This course studies the development of bilingualism in human history (from Australopithecus to present day). It focuses on linguistic aspects of bilingualism; models of bilingualism and language acquisition; competence versus performance; effects of bilingualism on other domains of human cognition; brain imaging studies; early versus late bilingualism; opportunities to observe and conduct original research; and implications for educational policies among others. The course is taught in English.
Flynn, Suzanne. 24.906J Linguistic Studies of Bilingualism, Fall 2012. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-906j-linguistic-studies-of-bilingualism-fall-2012 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA