Entries by Anneloes

AThEME in Barcelona

On the 15th – 17th November 2017, AThEME will organise a joint meeting with Bilingualism Matters and the AThEME Consortium members. Hosted by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, the meeting marks an important next step in the AThEME project. With a little more than a year to go until AThEME’s Final Conference (February 2019), […]

Visit AThEME at the DRONGO language festival 2017

On Friday September 29 and Saturday September 30, 2017 several AThEME researchers will present their research at the DRONGO language festival in The Netherlands. For the sixth time, the DRONGO language festival takes place in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. The festival brings together all kinds of different sectors from the language industry for a general […]

The Minimal and Short-lived Effects of Minority Language Exposure on the Executive Functions of Frisian-Dutch Bilingual Children (Aug 2017)

Does degree of bilingualism influence executive functioning (i.e. cognitive processes including attention and working memory) in children, and, if so, is this effect sustained over time? That is exactly what researchers from the Fryske Akademy, the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Utrecht University attempted to find out in this new study focusing on Frisian-Dutch* […]

Workshop ‘Unergative predicates: Architecture and Variation’ – Bilbao January 2018

The research centers Structures Formelles du Langage (UMR 7023, CNRS/Paris 8), IKER (UMR 5478, CNRS), the research groups Bas&Be (FFI2014-51878-P UPV/EHU) and the Bilingual Mind (IT665-13 UPV/EHU) co-organize the workshop ‘Unergative predicates: Architecture and Variation’. The goal of the workshop is to gather researchers working currently on unergative verbs and to provide a forum of […]

Latest research: Evidence for an advantage of bilingualism in dyslexia

This study, developed by the University of Verona (Italy), in collaboration with the University of Trento (Italy) and the Xiamen University (China), sheds light on the relationship between bilingualism and developmental dyslexia by comparing the performance of monolingual and bilingual children, with and without a diagnosis of dyslexia, in a task set up to assess […]

Morphological awareness: Evidence for an advantage of bilingualism in dyslexia (June 2017)

This study, developed by the University of Verona (Italy), in collaboration with the University of Trento (Italy) and the Xiamen University (China), sheds light on the relationship between bilingualism and developmental dyslexia by comparing the performance of monolingual and bilingual children, with and without a diagnosis of dyslexia, in a task set up to assess […]

Summer 2017 issue of the AThEME newsletter – out now!

The sixth 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 Jan Casalicchio from the University of […]

Developing social networks in a nursing home through language (May 2017)

Residents of nursing homes often find it difficult to develop (new) social relationships with other residents, even though these social relationships can contribute to quality of life, life meaning and satisfaction and feelings of belonging. Until now, little research has been done on the role language practices can play in encouraging residents to develop and […]