Course Information
TitleΕΚΜΑΘΗΣΗ ΔΕΥΤΕΡΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ: ΜΙΑ ΠΑΡΑΜΕΤΡΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΣΕΓΓΙΣΗ / SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: A PRINCIPLES AND PARAMETERS APPROACH
CodeΓλ4-388
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600007632

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600161637
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course the students • will be familiar with generativist theories of second language acquisition (L2A) • will be familiar with research methods of data collection and analysis • will be able to compare and evaluate L2 data • will be able to critically assess effects of instruction on L2 acquisition
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of this course is to introduce students to language acquisition research within the Principles and Parameters perspective (Chomsky, 1986) and to familiarise them with some studies on second language acquisition within this framework. It begins with an outline of the similarities and differences between first and second language acquisition, continues with the methodology for research used in each of the two areas, introduces the basic theories in the field, and, finally, discusses syntactic phenomena which have been the centre of recent research in second language acquisition: subjects (position, nature, and syntactic behaviour in various structures), adverbs and negation (their position in relation to the finite or non-finite verb), questions and determiners. Difficulties in the acquisition of such structures are analysed in terms of the interference of the native to the second language and, alternatively, the semantic and syntactic properties of the syntactic phenomena which prove difficult even to advanced second language learners.
Keywords
Second language acquisition, Universal Grammar, principles and parameters, inflectional morphology, negation, verb movement, determiner phrase, pro-drop parameter
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
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Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures722.9
Reading Assigment783.1
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
Final written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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Additional bibliography for study
Hawkins, R. 2001. Second Language syntax: a generative introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell. (Chapters: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6). Gass, S. & Selinker, L. 2008. Second language acquisition. An introductory course. Mahwah,NJ: Lawrence Εrlbaum. (Chapter 3: Second and foreign language data) Towell, R. & Hawkins, R. 1994. Approaches to second language acquisition. Clevedon/ Philadelphia/Adelaide: Multilingual Matters. (Chapters 59) White, L. 2003: Second language acquisition and Universal Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Chapters 1 & 2: Theoretical issues in SLA research and Chapter 3: Theories about the initial state)
Last Update
24-05-2020