Teaching

Multilingualism in the U.S.

Course topics:

  • Common myths about bilingualism
  • Globalization of English
  • Societal attitudes toward multilingualism
  • Politics of bilingualism
  • Linguistic demographics in the U.S. and other countries
  • American Sign Language and bimodal bilingualism
  • American English varieties and bidialectalism
  • Biculturalism
  • Bilingualism and identity
  • Multilingual families
  • Heritage language speakers
  • Code-switching
  • Language contact and change
  • Bilingual language representation
  • Language attrition and cross-linguistic influence
  • Bilingual cognition
  • Linguistic relativity
  • Multilingual brains
  • History of language policy in the U.S.
  • Bilingual education

Syllabus: LCD103.01 Syllabus-Fall 2015-Higby


Introduction to Psycholinguistics

Course topics:

  • Language and thought
  • Biological basis of language
  • First language acquisition and decline
  • Second language acquisition and decline
  • Speech production
  • Speech perception
  • Lexical access and lexical retrieval
  • Structural processing
  • Discourse
  • Working memory
  • Bilingual cognition

Syllabus: LCD105 Syllabus-Spr2014-Higby

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