Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice

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NEW CALL FOR         ESRC DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIP IN BILINGUALISM FOR 2014

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A RECEPTION AT THE UNIVERSITY TO CELEBRATE BILINGUALISM AND MARK THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE CENTRE

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ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN "BILINGUALISM: LANGUAGE AND COGNITION"

An article written by Prof. Margaret Deuchar and Jonathan Stammers has been published in "Bilingualism: Language and Cognition".

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LAUNCH OF NEW CORPUS!

The e-LiLT (electronic Longitudinal Intonation Learning Transcripts) corpus with data of second language acquisition of intonation and its development over time.

For more info about the corpus and how to access it, please click here.

"BILINGUALS ARE SMARTER"

That is the opinion of Yudhijit Bhattacharjee in an article published in the "Sunday Review" section of the "New York Times". Click here to view.

BANGOR'S BILINGUALISM RESEARCH IS HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

That is the opinion of "Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (BLC)", an international peer-reviewed journal focusing on bilingualism from a cognitive science perspective, of "Bilingual first-language development: Dominant language takeover, threatened minority language take-up" by Prof. Ginny Gathercole and Dr. Enlli Thomas. Cambridge Journals have provided free access to the article. Click here to view.

MASTERS IN BILINGUALISM

If you are interested in studying for a Masters in Bilingualism, please click here for general information.

"INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND BILINGUALISM".

A special issue of the "International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism" guest-edited by Professor Virginia M. Gathercole, Co-Director of the Centre was published.  This special issue includes work by Centre members and by participants at the international conference held at the Centre in October 2008. Click here for further information.

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS BILINGUALISM ASPECTS.

Read the BBC article on new Centre research 'To find effects on brain of bilingualism'.

To see Dr Enlli Thomas' programme on 'Wynebau Newydd', please click here.

New Bilingualism Aphasia Test devised by Prof Michel Paradis. Read it here.

NEWS ARCHIVE

Archived news items are available here

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A PARTICIPANT?

Please complete the Participant Panel Registration Form here (doc), or here (pdf).

 

Welcome to the Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice. We are delighted to announce that this was established at Bangor on 1st January 2007 for an initial five-year period, with funding from the ESRC, HEFCW, and the Welsh Assembly Government.

Click here (ppsx), or here (pdf), for a report about the Centre.

It is the first research centre in the UK to focus specifically on bilingualism. As such it will be part of an international network of similar research centres with whom we interact.

Establishment of the Centre

Click here for an article from the "Daily Post",

       here for BBC Wales news coverage,

       here for the article about the Centre's launch,

       here for an overview of the Centre

Research within the centre is centred around five research themes;

Whether you are a researcher or a practitioner interested in bilingualism, we hope that you will interact with us by visiting, writing, phoning, or attending one of our conferences and workshops..

Professor Margaret Deuchar.

Click on the links listed to see the work of our Postgraduate Students:-

Kathryn Morgan Sharp

Sian W Lloyd-Williams

Useful links:-

"Bilingualism Matters in Edinburgh"

"Cambridge Bilingualism Network"

"The School Gate (for parents in Wales)"

"Psychology Today - Life As A Bilingual"

"Center for the Study of Language and Society (CSLS)"

"Twf Website"

"Bangortalk"