Language Development & Cognition

Cognitive development, language acquisition, literacy and learning
The Language Development and Cognition satellite is cross-faculty interdisciplinary group working at the interface between language@leeds and the Inclusion, Childhood and Youth Research Centre. It brings together researchers from:-

Language Development & Cognition

Focusing on children and adolescents, our research encompasses cognitive development, the acquisition of a first or an additional language, literacy and learning, as well as the interplay between these areas. We study different cognitive and learning profiles, and seek to identify factors influencing successful outcomes.

As a group, we collaborate on a wide range of projects investigating e.g., bilingualism, the development of working memory, literacy across the socioeconomic spectrum, academic reading and writing, and L2 aptitude. Please follow the researcher profiles above for more detail.

To enhance our expertise in experimental methods and advanced statistics, we organise training in research methods from internal and external experts.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Draško Kašćelan D.Kascelan@leeds.ac.uk

To access the group’s intranet (and view our regular activities and shared resources), please click here. This is accessible only to the University of Leeds members.

 

Events and News from this Satellite

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Teaching assistant delivered 1:1 reading intervention for children in Key Stage 2 of primary education Dr Paula Clarke – School...

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The Love to Read project: Co-designing a reading for pleasure programme with children, young people, teachers and other professionals Dr...

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How did disruption to Early Years Education during COVID-19 affect children’s cognitive development and academic progress in 2020-2021 Dr Catherine...

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Writing development in two languages: A case study in two P’urhepecha-medium primary schools in Michoacán (Mexico) Invited talk by Dr...

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The Be Curious LATES winter series showcased research by L@L colleagues: Cat Davies presented results from two projects on the...

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This double-length article reports on a multifaceted investigation of the environmental and cognitive predictors of proficiency in English as the...

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Some of Language@Leeds’ activity was represented at the Festival of Interdisciplinary Research, under the Culture Theme. Taking place on 3...

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Helen Sadig (Language Centre) and Cecile De Cat (Linguistics & Phonetics) have been awarded an Excellence and Innovation Fellowship by...

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