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The Research Group in Clinical Linguistics and Language Acquisition consists of researchers and PhD students at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, and also includes researchers from collaborating institutions. We organize a monthly forum for clinical linguistics and language acquisition (usually in Norwegian), normally on Thursdays at 14:15.
Maria Garraffa is Assistant Professor at Heriot- Watt University (Edinburgh) where she teaches and does research on Language Acquisition and impairment. In collaboration with leading scholars, some of her key achievements include the development of the first UK psychological test to assess reading in adults with language disorders and a model to investigate vulnerable aspects of language in children with language impairment and adults suffering from stroke. Developed in parallel with a core interest for language impairment, her research on multilingualism addresses the effects of early second language learning in immigrants and people speaking heritage languages. She is the director of the Language Across the Life Span lab, based in Edinburgh and Malaysia (https://langlife.hw.ac.uk).
She was Research fellow at University of Siena, Milano Bicocca, Newcastle University and Edinburgh University.
On Thursday 12.12, Tahreem Ghazal Siddiqui will present two studies about elderly hospital patients. Siddiqui is a PhD student in the research group for Health services research unit, Ahus and Institute of Clinical Medicine, UiO. In her PhD project, she investigates cognitive effects of medication and doctor-patient communication among older patients.
Maurits van den Noort is a regular professor at Kyung Hee University (Seoul) in the Research Group of Pain and Neuroscience. Maurits is our guest for our December's clinical forum, where he will present some of his research on bilingualism and cognitve control.
Sari Ylinen is a researcher at the department of Education at the University of Helsinki. She will present some of her ongoing work at the clinical forum on November 14th
Frank Wijnen, professor in Language processing and language pathology at Utrecht University, will visit Oslo this fall, and give a presentation at the Forum for Clinical Linguistics and Language Acquisition on October 24th, titled "What Statistical Learning Studies Have to Say about (Disordered) Language Acquisition". The event will take place in English and is open to everyone.
On October 10th, Elisabet García González will present her PhD project at the Forum for Clinical Linguistics and Language Acquisition. Her talk is titled “The role of individual differences in Executive Function in bilingual children: can we predict balanced bilingualism?". The event will take place in English and is open to everyone.
Gabrielle Weidemann, associate professor in psychology at Western Sydney University, will come to the Forum for Clinical Linguistics and Language Acquisition September 5th to give a lecture titled «The influence of word and object salience on word learning under ambiguous conditions». The event will take place in English and is open to everyone.
At the Forum for clinical linguistics and language acquisition June 6, MultiLing postdoc Kate Kuzmina will present her research on cognitive control and language ability effects of psycholinguistic variables on object naming among persons with aphasia.
Julien Mayor is associate professor at Department of Psychology, UiO. He will visit us to present a new short version of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories, soon to be available for researchers.
Our new Marie S. Curie postdoctoral fellow Liquan Liu will talk at the Forum for Clinical Linguistics and Language Acquisition about his new research project at MultiLing.
The Research group in clinical linguistics and language acquisition are pleased to invite you to a half-day symposium on language and the brain. Speakers: Annika Hultén (Aalto University) , Kasper Boye (University of Copenhagen) & Thomas Bak (University of Edinburgh).
Johanna Rendle-Short, associate professor at the Australian National University, will give a guest lecture on pragmatic impairment in children diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism.
May 24 Melanie Kirmess will visit Forum for clinical linguistics and language acquisition to present research on SunCIST, a program for language treatment for persons with aphasia, tested at Sunnaas rehabilitation hospotal.
On April 26th, Valantis Fyndanis, postdoc at MultiLing, and Sarah Cameron, MA student at ILN, will give a talk on cognitive advantages of bilingualism at the Forum for clinical linguistics and language acquisition.
On Thursday April 12th, Natalia Kartushina, postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Psychology, will come to the Forum for clinical linguistics and language acquisition to give a talk on how acoustic variability may both aid and slow down phonological development in an L1 or L2.
Kate Kuzmina and Leena Maria Heikkola joined the research group before the summer to work on MultiLing's new project on studies in multilingual aphasia.
Julien Mayor is associate professor at Department of Psychology, UiO. He will visit us to talk about children's early language development.
Jan de Jong from the University of Bergen and the University of Amsterdam will present his research on children with specific language impairment (SLI).
On April 6th Helene Fulland from Statped will visit the Clinical forum. She defended her PhD before Christmas, and will talk to us about her work entitled: Language minority children's perspectives on being bilingual - On 'bilanguagers' and their sensitivity towards complexity.
Frenette Southwood and Helena Oosthuizen from Stellenbosch University in South Africa will join us on the last Clinical Forum of the year to tell us about assessment of multilingual children in South Africa.
Ingrid Lossius Falkum and Franziska Köder from CSMN will visit us on Thursday November 17th to talk about their ongoing poject about children's understanding of metonomy.
Francisco Pons from the Department of Psychology (PSI) will come to the Clinical forum on October 20th to talk about his latest data on how children comprehend emotion. He will also introduce the TEst of Emootion Comprehension (TEC)
Helene Killmer and Ingeborg Ribu will present their PhD projects in clinical linguistics on Thursday September 22nd.
The conference International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association (ICPLA) 2016 is held in Halifax, Canada, 15.-18. of June. We have been accepted with four oral presentations and will present two of them at this meeting:
1) N-LARSP: Adaption of the LARSP profile chart to Norwegian
2) Cross-linguistic adaptations of The Comprehensive Aphasia Test: challenges and solutions
Postdoctoral fellow Valantis Fyndanis at MultiLing will give a lecture at the Forum for clinical linguistics and language acquisition on the 26th of November. The title of his talk is: "Testing the Tense Underspecification Hypothesis: Evidence from Greek, Italian, and German".