How do children acquire language (and how do we study it)?
When: Tuesday 31 May 2022, 3.45pm - 5.15pm GMT
Age group: Year 12 (IB1) and Year 13 (IB2)
This session will focus on how children so easily acquire one (or more!) languages with ease, despite the input they receive being limited. We will use examples from children's language development at around age 2 to examine the types of questions acquisitionists ask, what tools we use to investigate language development, and what studying language acquisition can tell us about adult language. You'll also have the chance to hear about what studying linguistics at university is like, our degree programme here at Sheffield, and the types of careers linguists go on to have.