LINGUIST List 24.4562

Fri Nov 15 2013

FYI: Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism at The University Reading

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 15-Nov-2013
From: Jason Rothman <>
Subject: Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism at The University Reading
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The University of Reading in the UK is proud to announce its new Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM), which launched Sept. 3rd 2013 with its inaugural event featuring keynote address by Prof. Judith Kroll (Penn State); Antonella Sorace (Edinburgh); Prof. Rhona Stainthorp (University of Reading) and Prof. Bill VanPatten (Michigan State).

The centre's research has two main foci:i) Language acquisition, processing and assessment in multilingual contexts, academic literacy and academic achievement in multilingual contexts.
ii) Interdisciplinary research into Literacy and Multilingualism, engaging in collaboration the fields of Psychology, Clinical Language Sciences, Neuroscience, Applied Linguistics and Education.

- The centre has associate members from around the world and who are among the foremost experts in the above-mentioned subfields.- Collaborations with individuals, centres, universities and networks working on similar topics are very welcome.- PhD students interested in doing work on any facet of multilingualism are encouraged to contact us.

For more information, please check out the centre's website at:

Steering Committee Members (University of Reading)

Professor Jeanine Treffers-Daller (Centre Director)
Dr Panos Athanasopoulos
Dr Sarah BrewerDr Federico Faloppa
Professor Suzanne Graham
Dr Aileen HoDr Carmel Houston-Price
Dr Jackie LawsProfessor Theo Marinis
Dr Jessie RickettsProfessor Jason Rothman
Professor Doug SaddyProfessor Jane SetterProfessor Ianthi Tsimpli

International Advisory Board:
Dr Helene Deacon (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Professor Li Wei (Birkbeck)
Professor Judith Kroll (Pennsylvania)
Professor Liz Lanza (Oslo)
Professor Ernesto Macaro (Oxford)Dr Emma Marsden (York)
Professor Diane Poulin-Dubois (Concordia)
Professor Antonella Sorace (Edinburgh)
Professor Guillaume Thierry (Bangor)
Professor Lydia White (McGill)

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Page Updated: 15-Nov-2013