Thursdays, 9:00 11:00 s.t. in room U1.42, building
May 14 July 2, 1998
Prof. Dr. Richard F. Young
Email: rfyoung at wisc dot edu
Office hours: 13:00 15:00 Thursdays in room 01.70 building 23.21
Appel, R., & Muysken, P. (1987). Language contact and bilingualism. London: Edward Arnold.
Romaine, S. (1995). Bilingualism. (2nd ed.). Oxford: Blackwell.
Throughout history, speakers of different languages have come in contact with one another. Thanks to the globalization of communications in the second half of the 20th century, however, the frequency and extent of such contacts have reached levels never before witnessed. Communication between speakers of different languages results in psychological changes in individuals as well as changes in the languages themselves. What are the consequences of these changes for the future of the languages that we now know and for their speakers? In this series of lectures, we will review some of the effects of linguistic contact on speakers and on their languages - focusing in particular on those contact situations in which English is one of the languages involved.
Topics to be covered include:
|Pidgins and creoles|
|The bilingual brain|
|May 14||Introduction to the Course: Code Switching||Appel & Muysken chapter 10
Romaine chapter 4
"Freefalling Toward a Borderless Future" in Gómez-Peña (1996)
|May 28||Pidgins and Creoles||Appel & Muysken chapter 15
|June 7||Language Transfer||Appel & Muysken chapter 8
Romaine chapter 5
|June 18||Cross-Cultural Communication||Appel & Muysken chapter 12
Romaine chapter 2
Scollon & Scollon (1995)
|June 25||The Bilingual Brain||Appel & Muysken chapter 7
Romaine chapter 3
|July 2||Bilingual Education||Appel & Muysken chapter 12
Romaine chapter 6
Bickerton, D. (1983, July). Creole languages. Scientific American.
Gómez-Peña, G. (1996). The new world border: Prophecies, poems & loqueras for the end of the century. San Francisco, CA: City Lights.
Odlin, T. (1989). Language transfer: Cross-linguistic influence in language learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Scollon, R., & Scollon, S. W. (1995). Intercultural communication: A discourse approach. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.
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