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Courses / Modules / LING2009 Multilingualism


When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Ying Wang
Academic year

Module overview

This module will introduce you to the notion of ‘Multilingualism’, how this is understood and represented in different ways, and why it matters to you. You will explore how people become multilingual, and whether it makes a difference if multilinguals are exposed to two languages at the same time or one after the other. You will also look at how multilinguals behave socially, how they interact (both face-to-face and virtually), how they construct/articulate their cultural identities, how they maintain their multilingualism and the crucial role of education and language policy in obstructing or facilitating multilingualism.