Study programme 2020-2021Français
Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism
Programme component of Advanced Master's in Language SciencesResearch Institute for Language science and Technology

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UL-S1-SCLANG-126-MOptional UEPICCALUGA MyriamR350 - Service de l'Institut de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies du Langage
  • PICCALUGA Myriam

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français151500055.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
P-SMSL-222Bilingualism: Cognitive and Psychosocial Aspects1515000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Have a complete understanding. Analyse any communicative situation (real or depicted) in reference to the theoretical and methodological frameworks within various scientific approaches to language.
    • Master and appropriately mobilise knowledge and methodological approaches to understand and explain the normal/atypical/pathological functioning of individuals, groups or organisations, using any form of language.
  • Communicate effectively. Communicate and exchange information in a structured and adapted way to the intended purpose and relevant public.
    • Write a well-justified report about an intervention in a situation of linguistic nature.
  • Have a willingness to keep learning. Assess and pursue professional and personal development.
    • Continue to train and improve their skills.
  • Adopt a scientific approach. Master the scientific approaches in language sciences.
    • Master the different steps to carry out research in language sciences.
    • Appropriately apply different scientific research methods.
    • Construct a reference framework, formulate questions or hypotheses from the analysis of scientific literature.
    • Collect data and thoroughly analyse it qualitatively and quantitatively.
    • Adequately interpret results taking into account the reference framework within which the research was developed.
  • Speech Sciences : adopt a specialist approach. Master the concepts, techniques, methods, and devices specific to speech sciences so that they can be used in research practice.
    • Master basic speech signal analysis techniques.
    • Master the basic concepts of phonology.
    • Master the basic concepts of phonetics.
    • Master the basic concepts of psycholinguistics.
    • Master the relationships between phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and general linguistics.
    • Justify the relevance of research in speech sciences given the current state of science.
    • Assess the feasibility of research in speech sciences.
  • Neuropsycholinguistics : adopt a specialist approach. Master the knowledge and know what skills are required for neuropsycholinguistic assessment and intervention.
    • Master the cognitive and neurological foundations of language.

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of the instruction, the students will be able to identify different types of bilingualism, explain effects of bilingualism on cognitive development and language acquisition, construct a questionnaire of linguistic bibliography, apply it and make critical observations about the results obtained .They will be able to  describe, on base of  a set of linguistic and cognitive tools, the cognitivo-linguistic profile of bilingual individuals and to compare the results with the data of the scientific literature

Content of UE

bilingualism and bilinguality, bilingualism and cognitive development ,effects of environmental variables and educational settings, lexical and phonological development in bilingual children,cognitive reserve, bilingual brain, evidence-based practice in language diagnostic /intervention for bilingual children

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

written exam: 2/3; work : 1/3
If the exam grade obtained for one part of the assessment  (either exam or work) is inferior to 10, then the final  score will be 5/20

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

written exam: 2/3; work : 1/3
If the exam grade obtained for one part of the assessment  (either exam or work) is inferior to 10, then the final  score will be 5/20

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Travaux pratiques
  • Etudes de cas

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
P-SMSL-222Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
P-SMSL-222De Groot, A.M.B, Kroll, J.F. (Editeurs), Handbook of bilingualism: psycholinguistic approaches, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005.  De Groot, A.M.B, Kroll, J.F. (Editeurs), Tutorials in bilingualism : psycholinguistic perspectives,  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, 1997.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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