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Language Development & Cognition

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 Paula Clarke.

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

Leverhulme Lectures (2024) : Tailoring instruction to levels of learner expertise

Leverhulme Lectures (2024)   by Leverhulme Visiting Professor Slava Kalyuga Host: Dr Ouhao Chen Slava Kalyugais Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology...

Leverhulme Lectures (2024) : Rapid diagnostic assessment

Leverhulme Lectures (2024)   by Leverhulme Visiting Professor Slava Kalyuga Host: Dr Ouhao Chen School of Education Faculty of Social Sciences...

Leverhulme Lectures (2024): Expertise reversal effect and its instructional implications

Leverhulme Lectures (2024)   by Leverhulme Visiting Professor Slava Kalyuga Host: Dr Ouhao Chen School of Education Slava Kalyugais Emeritus Professor...

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News

New paper and policy note by Dr Cat Davies: Early education provides sustained benefits

The more time pre-schoolers spent in childcare during the first year of the pandemic, the more their vocabulary grew, a new study has found.  

New report: The use of dynamic assessment to identify children at risk of reading difficulty.

Findings from the DART project have demonstrated the potential of computerised dynamic tasks of decoding and vocabulary learning to improve...

More language research showcased at Be Curious

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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