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 Chris Dixon at c.l.dixon@leeds.ac.uk

To access the group’s intranet (and view our regular activities and shared resources), please click here.

 

Events and News from this Satellite

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15:30 – 16:30:  Round table discussion (Michael Sadler SR 3.40) 17:00 – 18:00: Research talk: “Learner corpora and SLA theory:...

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“The dynamics of reading and listening comprehension: developmental perspectives” The product of successful reading (and listening) comprehension is a coherent...

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In this workshop, you will learn now to use the intuitive Builder interface PsychoPy, including some of its recently developmed...

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Speaker: Draško Kašćelan, University of Leeds Abstract: A large body of literature has indicated executive function benefits in bilinguals (see...

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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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Lecturer in Language Education, Dr Lou Harvey, together with the theatre company, Cap-a-Pie, developed The Translator, a work-in-progress theatrical performance based on...

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