Swedish title: Språk och språkvetenskap: Första- och andraspråksinlärning
Programme affiliation: Part of Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2022-10-31 – 2023-01-15
Language of instruction: English
- Exam schedule
- Canvas SPVM11 - Language and Linguistics: First- and Second Language Acquisition
- Library Guide Language and Linguistics
This course is an elective component of the Master of Arts programme in Language and Linguistics.
The course covers language acquistion in both first and second language, with emphasis on the latter. It is aimed at providing students with knowledge and understanding of current FLA and SLA theories and research, as well as the historical origins and developments of these disciplines. It also serves to provide basic competence and skills for designing and outlining an empirical study. Moreover, a selection of seminal articles are studied and discussed.
The course focuses on fundamental factors and concepts such as the individual, cognitive and psychological aspects, age, domains of language, language processing and representation, developmental aspects, input, output and interaction, instructed and naturalistic learning, implicit and explicit learning, and cross-linguistic influence.
The relation between theoretical frameworks, methodologies and empirical data in FLA and SLA research is highlighted.
- Fundamental considerations in FLA and SLA research, 3.5 credits
- Individual project , 4 credits
This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.
First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.