Gessica De Angelis
Assistant Professor, C.L.C.S.

Biography

Dr Gessica De Angelis is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Centre for Language and Communication Studies, and she is Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. Her main research interests are in Second/Third Language Acquisition, cross-linguistic influence, multilingual language development, multilingualism and education. Dr. De Angelis is author of "Third or Additional Language Acquisition" (2007, Multilingual Matters). She is also co-editor of "New Trends in Crosslinguistic Influence and Multilingualism research" (2011, Multilingual Matters), "Learning and teaching in multilingual contexts. Conceptual, sociolinguistic and educational perspectives (2014, Multilingual Matters) and "Crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction in multilingual language learning" (2015, Bloombsbury). She is former Vice-President of the International Association of Multilingualism (2009-11; 2011-2013). She co-moderates The Multilingual Times blog http://themultilingualtimes.blogs.tcd.ie/

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

English L3 learning in a multilingual context: the role of parental education and L2 exposure within the living community in, editor(s)Y. Ruiz de Zarobe and L. Ruiz de Zarobe , Multilingualism and L2 Acquisition: New perspectives on current research, London, New York, Routledge, 2017, pp35 - 52, [De Angelis, Gessica] Book Chapter, 2017

Dealing with multilingualism in quantitative research in, editor(s)J. McKinley and H. Rose , Doing Research in Applied Linguistics, London, New York, Routledge, 2017, pp91 - 100, [De Angelis, Gessica] Book Chapter, 2017

Crosslinguistic influence and metalinguistic awareness research: new evidence and future challenges. in, editor(s)De Angelis, G, Jessner, U. and Kresić, M , Crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction in multilingual language learning. , 2015, pp253 - 260, [De Angelis, G, Jessner, U. and Kresić, M ] Book Chapter, 2015

The complex nature of crosslinguistic influence in multilingual learning. in, editor(s)De Angelis, G, Jessner, U. and Kresić, M , Crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction in multilingual language learning. , Bloombsbury, 2015, pp1 - 11, [De Angelis, G, Jessner, U. and Kresić, M ] Book Chapter, 2015

De Angelis, Gessica, Jessner, Ulrike and Kresić, Marijana (Eds) , Crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction in multilingual language learning. , London, Bloombsbury, 2015, 1 - 260pp Book, 2015

Gessica De Angelis, English L3 learning in a multilingual context: the role of socioeconomic status (SES) and L2 exposure within the community, International Journal of Multilingualism, 12, (4), 2015, p435 - 452 Journal Article, 2015

De Angelis, G., A Multilingual Approach to Analysing Standardized Test Results: Immigrant Primary School Children and the Role of Languages Spoken in the Bi-/multilingual Community. , Intercultural Education, 25, (1), 2014, p14 - 28 Journal Article, 2014

Otwinowska, Agnieszka & De Angelis, Gessica (Eds.), Learning and teaching in multilingual contexts: conceptual, sociolinguistic and educational perspectives, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2014, 1-264pp Book, 2014

Education for multilingualism: from political discourse to classroom applications. in, editor(s)Otwinowska A. and De Angelis G. , Teaching and learning in multilingual contexts. Sociolinguistic and educational perspectives, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2014, pp232 - 238, [Otwinowska A. and De Angelis G.] Book Chapter, 2014

Towards education for multilingualism. in, editor(s)Otwinowska, A. and De Angelis, G. , Teaching and learning in multilingual contexts. Sociolinguistic and educational perspectives., Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2014, ppi-xxi , [Otwinowska, A and De Angelis, G.] Book Chapter, 2014

Social and affective factors in multilingualism research. International Journal of Multilingualism, 9, 4, (2012), 347 - 454p, Otwinowska, Agnieszka & De Angelis, Gessica , [Guest editors], 1 issue Journal, 2012

De Angelis, Gessica, The effect of population distribution on L1 and L2 acquisition: evidence from the multilingual region of South Tyrol., International Journal of Multilingualism, 9, (4), 2012, p407 - 422 Journal Article, 2012

Writing across languages in a bilingual context: A dynamic systems theory approach. in, editor(s)R. M. Manchòn (Ed) , L2 Writing Development: multiple perspectives, Mouton de Gruyter, 2012, pp47 - 68, [Gessica De Angelis and Ulrike Jessner] Book Chapter, 2012

De Angelis, Gessica, Teachers' beliefs about the role of prior language knowledge in language learning, International Journal of Multilingualism, 2012, p216 - 234 Journal Article, 2012

Introduction in, editor(s)De Angelis, Gessica and Dewaele, JeanMarc , New Trends in Crosslinguistic Influence and Multilingualism Research, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2011, ppvii-xv , [De Angelis, Gessica; Dewaele, JeanMarc] Book Chapter, 2011

De Angelis, Gessica and Dewaele, JeanMarc (Eds.), New Trends in Crosslinguistic Influence and Multilingualism Research, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2011, 1 - 128pp Book, 2011

The development of psycholinguistic research on crosslinguistic influence. in, editor(s)L. Aronin and B. Hufeisen , The Exploration of Multilingualism: Development of Research on L3, Multilingualism and Multiple Language Acquisition, Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 2009, pp63 - 77, [De Angelis, Gessica and Dewaele, JeanMarc] Book Chapter, 2009

De Angelis, Gessica, Third or Additional Language Acquisition, Clevedon, Multilingual Matters, 2007, I - 152pp Book, 2007

De Angelis, Gessica, The acquisition of languages beyond the L2: psycholinguistic perspectives. , Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata, 2, (3), 2005, p397 - 409 Journal Article, 2005

De Angelis, Gessica, Multilingualism and Non-Native Lexical Transfer: an Identification Problem. , International Journal of Multilingualism, 2, (1), 2005, p1 - 25 Journal Article, 2005

De Angelis, Gessica, Interlanguage Transfer of Function Words, Language Learning, 55, (3), 2005, p379 - 414 Journal Article, 2005

Interlanguage Transfer and Competing Linguistic Systems in the Multilingual Mind. in, editor(s)J. Cenoz, B. Hufeisen, and U. Jessner , Cross-linguistic Influence in Third Language Acquisition., Clevedon, Multilingual Matters, 2001, pp42 - 58, [De Angelis, Gessica and Selinker, Larry] Book Chapter, 2001

Dahm, Rebecca and De Angelis, Gessica, The role of mother tongue literacy in language learning and mathematical learning. Is there a multilingual benefit for both? , International Journal of Multilingualism Journal Article,

Browne, Harry and De Angelis, Gessica, The Multilingual Times: Breaking the language barrier between journalism and science., Higher Education in Transformation Symposium, Canada, 2-4 November Conference Paper,

Crosslinguistic influence and multiple language acquisition and use in, editor(s)David Singleton and Larissa Aronin , Twelve Lectures in Multilingualism, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, [Gessica De Angelis] Book Chapter,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

De Angelis, Gessica, Plenary address: The multilingual benefit in language learning and mathematical learning, 29th International Conference on Second/Foreign Language Acquisition, Szczyrk, Poland, 18-20 May , 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

De Angelis, Gessica, The Multilingual Benefit, Multilingualism identities across the lifespan. Working seminar, Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD, 13 May , 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Gessica De Angelis, Plenary address: Non-native language influence and the proficiency variable in language acquisition research. , International workshop on crosslinguistic influence in language learning. 15-1, University of Zadar, Croatia, 7 November , 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Criteri di analisi in, Risultati dell'analisi linguistica: 5e classi scuole primarie. [Result of linguistic analysis: 5th grade], Istitut Pedagogish Ladin, 2009, pp33-34 - [De Angelis, Gessica] Book Chapter, 2009

Risultati complessivi in, Risultati dell'analisi linguistica: 5e classi scuole primarie. [Result of linguistic analysis: 5th grade], Istitut Pedagogish Ladin, 2009, pp35 - 42, [De Angelis, Gessica] Book Chapter, 2009

Esempi di elaborati in, Risultati dell'analisi linguistica: 5e classi scuole primarie, Istitut Pedagogish Ladin, 2009, pp43 - 46, [De Angelis, Gessica] Book Chapter, 2009

Il Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento e il Portfolio Europeo delle Lingue. [The Common European Framework of Reference and the European Language Portfolio] in, editor(s)Patota, G. and Romanelli, N. (authors) , Percorso Italia, Novara, De Agostini, 2008, [De Angelis, Gessica] Book Chapter, 2008

Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition, Poland, University of Silesia, 2016 Editorial Board,

Research Expertise

Description

My research on multilingualism investigates the internal and external factors that affect the language acquisition process, with special emphasis on crosslinguistic influence phenomena and the overall cognitive benefits associated with the knowledge of multiple languages.

Projects

  • Title
    • Jean Monnet Network, European Identity, Culture, Exchanges and Multilingualism
  • Summary
    • European identity formation is identified as an overarching theme with three dimensions of more focused research (patterns of European identity and citizenship among students studying courses in the area of EU Studies eliminating the constraint of knowledge deficit and information about European affairs), identities in urban contexts (the European multilingual city) and the issue of emerging new European young researchers' identities (exchanges and doctoral studies - an international study of processes and outcomes in the EU). A core task of the network is to build knowledge and become a reference point for researchers in these EU-related themes. The target group of the JM Network are young researchers (doctorate students, potential doctorate students and young researchers who have obtained a PhD degree in the past 5 years). Their profile is not limited to EU Studies departments. The Network aims at involving doctorate students and young researchers from different scientific areas through the open calls for participation and through inviting doctorate students from other scientific fields. The Network will run 3 summer schools as well as a range of events (seminars, workshops, conferences and final conference). The co-teaching activities are developed with the view of enhancing academic exchanges and cooperation.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • September 2014
  • Date To
    • August 2017
  • Title
    • Multilingual language development in children with migratory background in the multilingual Ladin school system of South Tyrol, Italy
  • Summary
    • This 2-year project examines patterns of multilingual language development in immigrant children attending a trilingual (Italian, German, Ladin) school system. All children use a home language that differs from the three official languages of instruction.
  • Funding Agency
    • Ladin School Board, South Tyrol, Italy
  • Date From
    • January 2016
  • Date To
    • June 2018
  • Title
    • Bridging the gap between linguistics and the medical profession: beliefs about bi-/multilingualism among general practitioners and nurses in the Dublin area  
  • Summary
    • The core aim of the study is to investigate the extent to which research findings about bi-/multilingualism, language acquisition and language development in children and adults can be said to be reflected in current practices in the medical profession (General Practitioners and Public Health Nurses) in the Dublin area, and whether individually held beliefs are likely to influence the type of advice families receive.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity Long Room Hub
  • Date From
    • October 2014
  • Date To
    • September 2015

Keywords

bilingualism and multilingualism; CROSSLINGUISTIC INFLUENCE; Italian Language/Literature; LANGUAGE ACQUISITION; Migration, multilingualism, multiculturalism; THIRD LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Recognition

Representations

Added to the Scientific Board of the Spanish National Evaluation and Foresight Agency (ANEP) From 28 OCT2014-ongoing

Treasurer, International Association of Multilingualism 2014-2016

Vice-President, International Association of Multilingualism 2009-2014

Reviewer for The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) -Austria's central funding organization for basic research 2015 - ongoing

Member of the Scientific Committee - Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism conference (2009,2011,2013, 2014, 2016)

Regular peer-reviewer for major international journals (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism; International Journal of Multilingualism; Australian Journal of Linguistics Austrian academy of sciences; Language Awareness; Cultura y Educacion; Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education)

Peer-reviewer for major international publishers: John Benjamins; Multilingual Matters;

Ph.D. External Examiner - University of Barcelona, Spain 2013

Postgraduate Confirmation (Opposition) - University of Lund, Sweden 2015

Awards and Honours

Fellow, Trinity College 2016

Habilitation to Associate Professor - Ministry of Education, University and Research - Italy (www.miur.it) 2014

Memberships

International Association of Multilingualism and main positions held: Treasurer (2014-2016) Vice-President (2009-11; 2011-2013) Board Member (2005-2007; 2007-2009) 2004

Canadian Society for Italian Studies and main positions held. Editorial Board of Quaderni d'Italianistica. (2007-2010) 2002