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FYI: Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism at The University Reading


Author: Jason Rothman

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

FYI Body: THE UNIVERSITY OF READING IN THE UK IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS NEW CENTRE FOR LITERACY AND MULTILINGUALISM (CELM), WHICH LAUNCHED SEPT. 3RD 2013 WITH ITS INAUGURAL EVENT FEATURING KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY PROF. JUDITH KROLL (PENN STATE); ANTONELLA SORACE (EDINBURGH); PROF. RHONA STAINTHORP (UNIVERSITY OF READING) AND PROF. BILL VANPATTEN (MICHIGAN STATE).

THE CENTRE'S RESEARCH HAS TWO MAIN FOCI:
I) LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, PROCESSING AND ASSESSMENT IN MULTILINGUAL CONTEXTS, ACADEMIC LITERACY AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN MULTILINGUAL CONTEXTS.
II) INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INTO LITERACY AND MULTILINGUALISM, ENGAGING IN COLLABORATION THE FIELDS OF PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL LANGUAGE SCIENCES, NEUROSCIENCE, APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND EDUCATION.

- THE CENTRE HAS ASSOCIATE MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND WHO ARE AMONG THE FOREMOST EXPERTS IN THE ABOVE-MENTIONED SUBFIELDS.
- COLLABORATIONS WITH INDIVIDUALS, CENTRES, UNIVERSITIES AND NETWORKS WORKING ON SIMILAR TOPICS ARE VERY WELCOME.
- PHD STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DOING WORK ON ANY FACET OF MULTILINGUALISM ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT US.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CHECK OUT THE CENTRE'S WEBSITE AT:
HTTP://WWW.READING.AC.UK/CELM/

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS (UNIVERSITY OF READING)

PROFESSOR JEANINE TREFFERS-DALLER (CENTRE DIRECTOR)
DR PANOS ATHANASOPOULOS
DR SARAH BREWER
DR FEDERICO FALOPPA
PROFESSOR SUZANNE GRAHAM
DR AILEEN HO
DR CARMEL HOUSTON-PRICE
DR JACKIE LAWS
PROFESSOR THEO MARINIS
DR JESSIE RICKETTS
PROFESSOR JASON ROTHMAN
PROFESSOR DOUG SADDY
PROFESSOR JANE SETTER
PROFESSOR IANTHI TSIMPLI

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD:
DR HELENE DEACON (DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, CANADA)
PROFESSOR LI WEI (BIRKBECK)
PROFESSOR JUDITH KROLL (PENNSYLVANIA)
PROFESSOR LIZ LANZA (OSLO)
PROFESSOR ERNESTO MACARO (OXFORD)
DR EMMA MARSDEN (YORK)
PROFESSOR DIANE POULIN-DUBOIS (CONCORDIA)
PROFESSOR ANTONELLA SORACE (EDINBURGH)
PROFESSOR GUILLAUME THIERRY (BANGOR)
PROFESSOR LYDIA WHITE (MCGILL)

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