Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
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Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology

Learning outcomes

Aim of the course: To give an introduction to the study of bilingualism from a cognitive, neural, and developmental perspective.
Learning goals: Show an understanding of major aspects of bilingualism at the individual level: definitions of bilingualism, neurocognition of bilingualism, becoming bilingual at early vs. later stage of development, psycholinguistic aspects of bilingualism, cognitive consequences of being bilingual. Show an understanding of the major bilingualism-related issues related to Finland, especially Finnish-Swedish bilingualism and acquisition/teaching of Finnish as the second language.

General description

Target groups: open as a non-obligatory course for all ordinary students and exchange students of Turku University, Åbo Akademi, and  Psykonet (via on-line video connection). 
Prerequisites: introductory studies in psychology (especially cognitive/neuropsychology) or psycholinguistics.
Study form: One can take either a 3 or a 5 study point package of the course (the longer one is obligatory for all students registered  at the Åbo Akademi University). The 3 study point package includes 9 lectures coupled with discussion on given topics/tasks and an obligatory course book (François Grosjean & Ping Li (2012) The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism. Wiley). In addition to the  lectures and the course book, the 5 study point package includes a bilingualism-related experimental task that entails some data  collection, analysis, and writing of a final report. 
for the 3 study point package one must pass a written exam based on the lecture materials and the obligatory course book. In  addition to this, the 5 study point package requires that one submits an acceptable report of the bilingualism-related  experimental task. 

Course dates and place: Tuesdays and Thursdays (12:15-13:45) on weeks 5-10 in 2016 at lecture room Pub5, the Publicum  building, Turku University. 

The course schedule: 

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016: Introduction to bilingualism (Matti Laine)
Thursday February 4th: Research seminar I  (Lehtonen/Bertram; 5 study points students only)
Tuesday February 9th: Written language processing (Lehtonen)
Thursday February 11th: Spoken language processing (Bertram)
Tuesday February 16th: Neurocognitive aspects of bilingualism (Laine)
Thursday February 18th:Cognitive costs and benefits of bilingualism (Laine)
Tuesday February 23rd: Simultaneous language acquisition (Bertram)
Thursday February 25th: Successive Language Acquisition  (Bertram)
Tuesday March 1st: Swedish in Finland (Lehtonen)
Thursday March 3rd: Research seminar II (Lehtonen/Bertram; 5 study point students only)
Tuesday March 8th: Finnish as L2 (Bertram)

1st: Thursday 17.3., 12-14 p.m., lecture room Pub5, Publicum

2nd: Thursday 7.4., 12-14 p.m., lecture room 126, Publicum

3rd: Friday 3.6., 8.30-11 a.m., lecture room Pub1, Publicum

Teacher responsible

Raymond Bertram

Study materials

François Grosjean & Ping Li (2012) The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism. Wiley.