Linguistic Studies of Bilingualism

A road sign with directions in English and Welsh.

A road sign with directions in both English and Welsh. (Image courtesy of Stefan Baguette.)


MIT Course Number

24.906J / 21G.024J

As Taught In

Fall 2012



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Course Description

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.

Suzanne Flynn. 24.906J Linguistic Studies of Bilingualism, Fall 2012. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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