Upcoming events

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019

    Bilingualism Matters Annual Conference

    Edinburgh

    The Bilingualism Matters Annual Conference is an opportunity for members of Bilingualism Matters branches to come together over a full weekend and discuss network governance, to take part general academic exchange in the open Research Symposium and to share best practice in public engagement practice.

    Registration for the full weekend is open to branch members only. Further details will be distributed through branch directors.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Explorathon

    12:00 - 16:00Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

    We will be joining other researchers with fun activities communicating science to families and the general public. Come along, have fun and chat about languages! Free and drop-in. See the full Explorathon weekend programme in Edinburgh here.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Language learning: the younger, the better?

    16:45Olimpia, London

    Come along to the Language Show in London and catch this talk by Antonella Sorace.

    Many people assume that languages are learned more easily and more completely by young children: according to this common view, there is an optimal period for language learning which coincides with childhood and most adult learners cannot reach very high proficiency levels even in ideal conditions. But is this really true? Recent research shows that languages can be learned across the lifespan, although in ways that are consistent with cognitive abilities available at different ages: younger is not necessarily better unless particular conditions are met. This workshop presented by Antonella Sorace, Professor of Developmental Linguistics, University of Edinburgh will explore the implications of these findings for education and policy making.