The course offers several perspectives on bilingualism. From personal to global, from the linguistic aspects of code-switching to cultural aspects of living in two langauges. We examine how bilingual children acquire two languages, consider the experiences of bilingual adults, and study bilingualism as a societal phenomenon (diglossia and language choice, language policies, linguistic identity, language rights, linguistic minorities, etc.). Students do not need to speak a Slavic language. The bilingual experience of emotions and language maintenance and linguistic diversity in the Pacific Northwest are two important topics of the course. Cross-listed with Slav 570.

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