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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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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Invited talk by Rachel Kan (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Abstract: The identification of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) remains a thorny...

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Napoleon will be giving a talk titled: ‘Bilingualism in Children with Developmental Disorders: From Language and Cognition to Human Rights’....

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The Leeds Child Development Unit at the University of Leeds is hosting a researcher-practitioner online workshop on children’s descriptive vocabulary on Thursday March 18th, 1-5pm GMT....

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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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Dr Davies’s successful research grant award will fund the project “Children’s experience, understanding, and use of adjectives across the socioeconomic...

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