Our health research theme within CeLM looks at the acquisition of language in children with developmental disorders and the role memory plays in comprehension. In addition, we are extending the theoretical understanding of the relationship between linguistic and cognitive processes during language production in neurologically impaired adult bi/multi-lingual speakers. This will enable us to develop better intervention strategies for language production deficits in neurologically impaired populations.
We look into all aspects, including:
- Language acquisition and processing in bilingual/multilingual children with typical and atypical development
- Specific Language Impairment
- Working memory
- Effects of Literacy in Language Development
We’re employing the latest technology to develop new interventions for acquired language impairments and considering how it can help with literacy development.
In addition, as a host of a branch of Bilingualism Matters, we provide training, advice and information on child bilingualism to anyone interested or involved with raising, educating and caring for bilingual and multilingual children. It also bridges the gap between researchers and society by presenting recent findings on the social and cognitive advantages of bilingualism.