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LIN 401 Bilingualism and Language Diversity (3 credits)

This course is an exploration of bilingualism and linguistic diversity both within the U.S. and beyond its borders. Bilingualism is examined from both sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic perspectives, as we identify historical, geographical, and socio-political issues that shape the linguistic identity of bilinguals in the U.S. who come from languages and cultures other than our own. In addition to examining the theoretical and methodological issues in bilingualism research, students will also engage this reality through community observations and interviews with representatives of bilingual communities. Satisfies Diversity GEP requirement.