University of Edinburgh: Developmental Linguistics

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme will develop your understanding of how knowledge of language changes as people acquire or lose language at various points in their lifespan.

It is designed primarily for graduates with a background related to linguistics and/or psychology who wish to develop their knowledge of current research on language acquisition (first, second, bilingual, and impaired) and language change from a cognitive perspective and from the point of view of current linguistic theories.

Joining a vibrant research community of developmental linguists, you will have the opportunity to carry out advanced research to try to answer questions related to the area of language development and bilingualism, such as ‘how do children learn language?’ or ‘what happens when we forget a language?’

You will benefit from the programme's strengths in:
- scope (with equal emphasis on first and second language acquisition and bilingualism)

- interdisciplinary teaching (staff drawn from linguistics, psychology and informatics)

- skill-oriented training (through methodology courses, lab sessions and project work)

MSc

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