The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences hosted the Workshop on Generative Linguistics in the 21st Century: the Evidence and the Rhetoric on 9th May 2017. Prof. Chomsky was the keynote speaker of the event.
Ludovica Serratrice and Theo Marinis will host two events to celebrate International Mother Language Day on 21st February at the University of Reading: a Q&A live session with an audience of bilingual families and a performance by Mothertongue on the work of interpreters with refugees.
Jason Rothman will give a plenary address at Lexical Studies Conference entitled Terminology matters: Differences in Heritage Language Bilingualism are not Deficiencies at Saint Michael College, Cardiff University on February 24 2017.
Christos Pliatsikas has received a grant from EuroSLA to organise a workshop prior to the conference to be held at the University of Reading. The workshop “Bi-/Multilingualism and the Declining Brain”. See the link for more information and a call for papers (https://christoslab.wordpress.com/bilingual_brain/).
Jason Rothman will give a plenary address at Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition 14 (GASLA 14) entitled Input Matters and Matters of Input at the University of Southampton on April 9 2017.
Christos Pliatsikas and Ian Cunnings have just been awarded $9,892 by the journal Language Learning, which will allow them to host a RoundTable meeting on the 30th of August, right before the annual EuroSLA meeting at the University of Reading. The title of this half-day event will be “Nativelike Attainment in Second Language Acquisition: How and When?"
Jason Rothman, David Miller, Vincent DeLuca together with Denny Berndt and Mike Iverson presented the talk at the Workshop “Subtle aspectual differences in the L2 acquisition of German: The case progressivity” at the University of Amsterdam, 13 January 2017.
Hiroki Futjita has received one of the grants from The Language Learning Dissertation Grant Program.
Theo Marinis together with Vasiliki Chondrogianni, Nada Vasic, Fred Weerman, and Elma Blom presented the talk Cross-linguistic differences in the production and processing of gender in bilingual children and children with SLI at the Workshop “Cross–linguistic influence in bilingualism” at the University of Amsterdam, 13 January 2017.
Theo Marinis together with Federico Faloppa, Tony Capstick, Doug Saddy, and Shirley Reynolds (University of Reading) and an international consortium from the University of Patras (Greece), University of Palermo (Italy), University of Tunis (Tunisia), American University of Beirut (Lebanon) and partner national and international NGOs supporting migrants and refugees have been awarded the ESRC Global Challenges Network Grant 'The protective role of language in global migration and mobility: language policies and practices in refugee settings (ProLanguage).