Past Projects

The research that has been undertaken by CeLM over the last few years covers many aspects of literacy and multilingualism. Here is a summary of some of the projects that have been conducted:

VocabularyProfessor Jeanine Treffers-Daller

Dr Aileen Ho

  • Speech impairment in Parkinson’s disease.

Dr Carmel Houston-Price

  • Language experience shapes the development of the mutual exclusivity bias: a comparison of the use of a specific word-learning strategy in young monolingual and bilingual infants.

Professor Doug Saddy

  • Integrative Neurodynamics
  • Neural Field models of the brain
  • Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics
  • Processing polarity constructions in Basque and Spanish
  • Bridging the Gaps
  • Parametric effects in language processing
  • Linguistics of polarity and free choice constructions
  • Multi-lingual processing

Professor Hilary Footitt

  • Languages in war
  • HE Modern Languages Strategy.

mulilingual childrenProfessor Ianthi Maria Tsimpli

  • Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment.
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Multilingual Development. PI: Monika S. Schmid.
  • Age Effects on Language Development in Early Child Bilingualism.
  • The Development of Subordinators and Prepositions in Bilingual and SLI Children.
  • The Development of Functional Categories in L2 Greek.
  • Syntactic Native Language Attrition: A Study of Greek and Italian Speakers of English.
  • An Investigation of Extraordinary Language Learning.
  • Clitics and Pronouns in Second Language Acquisition.

Dr Jacqueline Laws

  • Comparison of the verb-argument structure of intransitive verbs in Mandarin, Italian and English.

Professor Jane Setter

  • The production and perception of juncture characteristics in three varieties of English.
  • The perception and production of intonation amongst learners of English in the academic population.
  • The communicative role of intonation in Hong Kong English.

Professor Jason Rothman

  • Typological Primacy Model of L3 Transfer
  • Input Delimited Outcome Differences in Heritage Speaker Competence
  • The Phonological Permeability Hypothesis.

Dr Jessie Ricketts

  • Standardisation of the Diagnostic Test of Word Reading Processes.

Dr Panos Athanasopoulos

  • Speaking, thinking and gesturing in two languages (workshop, with Professor Jeanine Treffers-Daller)
  • Language Diversity and Thought: Motion Events in Language, Memory, and Cognition (with E. Bylund).
  • A systematic investigation of Welsh colour terms and their semantic extension on colour space.
  • The effects of second language acquisition on cognition: The case of number.

Dr Sarah Brewerchildren

  • The Global Forum for EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Professionals.

Professor Suzanne Graham

  • Strategy training in Year 12 French.

Professor Theo Marinis

  • Cross-linguistic study of the production and processing of grammatical morphemes in L2 children compared to children with Specific Language Impairment (with Susan Edwards)
  • Real-time processing of syntactic information in children with English as a Second Language & children with Specific Language Impairment.
  • Investigation of syntactic expectancy in second language learners: an ERP study (with Elisabeth Fonteneau).
  • Sentence processing in children with English as a Second Language.

Dr Clare Wright

  • Working memory in L2 development
  • Sociocultural barriers to interaction in English among international students
  • Effects of Year Abroad on L2 Mandarin development