Entries by Anneloes

Minority languages in language contact situations: three case studies on language change (Nov 2016)

This article is a direct collaboration between three AThEME partners (the University of Verona, the French National Centre for Scientific Research CNRS-IKER and Utrecht University). It consists of three case studies based on three geographic areas, each investigating a specific grammar change phenomenon in which multilingual competence plays a key role: (i) Friesland, The Netherlands (ii) […]

Summaries of AThEME Trento and Verona Meetings Available!

In September 2016, two important AThEME meetings took place in Italy; the first ever Dissemination Network Meeting in Trento and the second AThEME Consortium Meeting in Verona. The Dissemination Network Meeting (13 – 14 September) was hosted by the University of Trento and welcomed participants from the Bilingualism Matters network as well as local stakeholders. The University of Verona […]

AThEME @ the 40th GLOW Colloquium in Leiden, The Netherlands

On the 14th – 18th of March 2017, the University of Leiden will host the 40th Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) colloquium. The GLOW 2017 programme consists of a main colloquium, three workshops and two special workshops. Hagit Borer, from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, is the invited speaker for the main colloquium. […]

Conference on THE POLITICS OF MULTILINGUALISM – Call for Papers

On 22-24 May 2017, the Amsterdam School for Transnational, Regional and European Studies of the Faculty of Humanities of the Universiteit van Amsterdam will host an international conference organized by ARTES, ISPA’s RC50 and MIME: The Politics of Multilingualism – Possibilities & Challenges. CfP Politics of Multilingualism Amsterdam May 2017

Language acquisition and development: Proceedings Generative Approach to Language Acquisition (GALA) 2015

In September 2015, AThEME partner Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes (University of Nantes) hosted the 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition conference (GALA 12). As stated in these proceedings: “The conference Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition is the biannual meeting of researchers working on language development from a generative perspective. It provides a forum for discussion of the […]

Basque for Spanish speakers – by Beatriz Fernández

Basque for Spanish speakers (Or how so different languages look like each other) Euskera para castellanohablantes (O de cómo dos lenguas tan distintas se parecen tanto), Donostia/San Sebastián: Erein. Traditionally, Basque bilinguals have been Basque/Spanish or Basque/French speakers. This book, written by AThEME researcher Beatriz Fernández from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) focuses […]

Children’s development of pragmatic reasoning related to “Maximize presupposition” (Aug 2016)

In this article researchers test the grammatical and pragmatic abilities of earlier bilinguals in comparison with monolinguals. The results show that though bilinguals underperformed in grammatical tests, they outperformed monolinguals in pragmatic abilities. The researchers traced this bilingual advantage to a more general bilingual advantage in executive control: bilinguals have more cognitive resources which help […]

Bilinguals processing noun morphology: Evidence from Event-related Potentials (Aug 2016)

The aim of this article is to investigate the impact of the linguistic distance on morphological processing in native and non-native speakers. Experimental evidence from Basque-Spanish and Spanish-Basque early and highly proficient bilinguals suggests that when L1 and L2 differ significantly in grammatical characteristics (as in Basque and Spanish), the characteristics of the L1 grammar, […]

Winter 2016 issue of the AThEME newsletter – out now!

The fifth 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 Beatriz Fernández from the University […]