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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 these results, researchers indicate some best practices and recommendations for parents, educators and health professionals that deal with children suffering from specific communicative impairments.

Recommendations for multilingualism and developmental communicative disorders

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 native Korean speakers in certain target properties.

An experimental investigation of intervention effects with wh-in-situ in Korean

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 languages in different communities and educational contexts.

Published on the European Commission website showcasing Social Sciences & Humanities research:

European Policy Brief: Cognitive Aspects II

 

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 foreign languages as well as speakers of regional varieties of the same language.

Also published on the European Commission website showcasing Social Sciences & Humanities research:

European Policy Brief: Cognitive Aspects I

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

AThEME has published a second European Policy Brief , this time on multilingualism and communicative impairment.

Based on AThEME research findings dealing with communicative impairment, this document is intended to present policy-relevant findings to (European) decision-makers as well as offer them research-based policy recommendations.

Published on the European Commission website showcasing Social Sciences & Humanities research:

MULTILINGUALISM AND COMMUNICATIVE IMPAIRMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY

This report was jointly written by AThEME researchers from the University of Verona and the University of Reading. In it, researchers provide a review of the remediation therapies that can be used in the rehabilitation of Developmental Dyslexia (DD), emphasising morphological instruction as a promising strategy for compensating the phonological deficits exhibited by both monolingual and bilingual dyslexic children. After briefly discussing DD (its manifestations, relationship with other developmental disorders such as Specific Language Impairment (SLI)), research conducted within the context of AThEME is presented. Based on these results, researchers propose that morphological training could be a viable and effective strategy for the treatment of reading difficulties in both monolingual and bilingual children.

Report on design of new teaching methods and remediation tools for dyslexia

AThEME has published a first European Policy Brief on Regional Minority Languages.

Based on AThEME research findings dealing with regional minority languages, this document is intended to present policy-relevant findings to (European) decision-makers as well as offer them research-based policy recommendations.

Published on the European Commission website showcasing Social Sciences & Humanities research:

MULTILINGUALISM AND REGIONAL MINORITY LANGUAGES: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY

What do childhood bilingualism and musical training at an early age have in common when it comes to detecting prosody (i.e. rhythm, intonation and tone)? A new study by AThEME researchers from the University of Nova Gorica and the French National Centre for Scientific Research suggests that both types of experience enhance children’s sensitivity to prosodic information. Specifically, researchers found that either experience increased the children’s ability to distinguish between different prosodic patterns in an unknown language.

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This article is a collaboration between AThEME partners CNRS-L2C2 (French National Centre for Scientific Research L2C2) and the Center for Cognitive Science of Language at the University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia.

The aim of this research was to replicate existing studies by testing both adult L2 learners and child early bilinguals, using the same experimental material in both studies, and comparing both populations to monolingual controls. Adult French L2 learners of English and Spanish (in their two languages) as well as monolingual controls were tested in a first experiment, and child early bilinguals (in their two languages, Slovenian and Italian) as well as monolingual controls were tested in the second experiment.

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