Entries by Anneloes

Recommendations for multilingualism and developmental communicative disorders (Jan 2019)

In this article, researchers focus on disentangling the effects of bilingualism and dyslexia in tasks assessing phonological abilities of monolingual and bilingual, impaired/non-impaired children regarding morphological abilities, grammatical abilities and implicit learning. Results suggest that bilingualism, far from being a disadvantage, can offer linguistic and cognitive benefits that extend also to impaired children. Building on […]

Final AThEME poster (2019)

AThEME has produced a double-sided poster outlining key findings dealing with regional/minority and heritage languages in Europe;  multilingualism and communicative impairment and being multilingual.   FINAL ATHEME POSTER

Final AThEME poster (2019)

AThEME has produced a double-sided poster outlining key findings dealing with regional/minority and heritage languages in Europe;  multilingualism and communicative impairment and being multilingual.   FINAL ATHEME POSTER

Working paper: Why do multiethnolects develop? (Jan 2019)

As one of AThEME’s deliverables, one of the researchers from Queen Mary University of London, wrote a working paper called ‘Why do multiethnolects develop? This paper is currently under review. Please find an abstract below: In many northern European cities the number and diversity of immigrants has increased rapidly in recent years, with a corresponding […]

Article on heritage languages and knowledge acquisition (Dec 2018)

Researchers from the university of Nantes wrote and article on heritage languages and knowledge acquisition. As it states in the introduction ‘this paper seeks to bring novel experimental data to bear on the well-known and thorny issue of intervention effects in a wh-in-situ language, namely Korean.’ The paper shows that heritage Korean speakers differ from […]

European Policy Brief (December 2018)

AThEME has published its final European Policy Brief on multilingualism and cognitive aspects. Based on AThEME research findings, this fifth policy brief is complementary to its fourth policy brief aimed at increasing the general understanding of interactions involving non-native speakers from a linguistic, cognitive and social perspective. It investigates children and adults speaking or learning different […]

Winter 2018 issue of the AThEME newsletter – out now!

The ninth and last issue of the AThEME e-newsletter gives a wealth of information about what our researchers and dissemination partners have been up to these last couple of months. As always, the newsletter includes updates on research, dissemination activities and news of upcoming events. This issue’s Meet the Researcher section features AThEME researcher Myrthe Bergstra from Utrecht University, the […]

Article on sociological and sociolinguistic variables conditioning acquisition of heritage languages (November 2018)

This working paper written by researchers from the University of Konstanz is a comparison of bilingual youth from immigrant families with different ages of onset of L2 acquisition to native monolinguals. It asks the question if simultaneous bilingualism supports high proficiency in both languages? Article Sociological and sociolinguistic variables HL

European Policy Brief (October 2018)

AThEME has published its fourth European Policy Brief, this time on multilingualism and cognitive aspects. Based on AThEME research findings, this fourth policy brief is aimed at increasing the general understanding of interactions involving non-native speakers from a linguistic, cognitive and social perspective, by describing research and outlining policy implications/recommendations on situations involving speakers of […]

European Policy Brief (September 2018)

AThEME has published its third European Policy Brief , this time on multilingualism and heritage languages. Based on AThEME research findings dealing with heritage languages, this document is intended to present policy-relevant findings to (European) decision-makers as well as offer them research-based policy recommendations. HERITAGE LANGUAGES IN THE EU: CHALLENGES OF IMMIGRANT LANGUAGE MAINTENANCE