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Childhood bilingualism Issues in language acquisition, cognition and language maintenance

Friday 5th October 2018, 4 to 7pm TRiSS Trinity College Dublin

Course Overview

The day is organised around the questions we most commonly encounter from parents, educators, clinicians and will feature information and interactive sessions: How do children acquire more than one language? Are there any disadvantages to learning two or more languages from birth? Will my bilingual child develop language at the same rate as monolingual children? Why do children mix their languages? How long will it take for a child to learn a new language?

Aspects covered

Early Infant Language Acquisition: Cracking the speech code(s) 0-12 months

Psychological Research and bilingualism in infancy 12- 24 months

Language development in bilingual children from 2 to 6,

Language dominance and the importance of input

Fostering harmonious bilingual development throughout the school years

About the lecturers

Francesca La Morgia is Assistant Professor in Clinical Speech and Language Studies at Trinity College Dublin and the founder and coordinator of the Irish Research Network in Childhood Bilingualism. Francesca has published in international peer reviewed books and journals on the topics of bilingual language development, language dominance in bilingual children, and language impairment.

Jean Quigley is a Lecturer and Researcher and Co-Director of the Infant and Child Laboratory in the School of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests are in language acquisition and development, with particular reference to early language acquisition, dual language learning, and to language in the context of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Date and Location

The course was held on 5th October, 2018 (4:00pm-7pm) in the TRiSS Seminar Room, 6th floor, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. See the TRiSS website for more information.

Fee and Payment

Payment is no longer available

For more information, please contact the event organisers, Francesca La Morgia flamorgi@tcd.ie or Jean Quigley: quigleyj@tcd.ie