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Michelle White - A North-South perspective on socialisation practices and SES in bilingual language learning

Michelle har en forskningsmaster fra European Masters in Clinical Linguistics (University of Groningen) og en doktorgrad fra Stellenbosch University. Siden doktorgraden hennes har hun jobbet som postdoc på University of Cape Town, og har vært del av et team som tilpasser barns språkvurderinger til seks sørafrikanske språk. Michelle vil starte som postdoc på MultiLing senere i år.

Michelle vil holde foredraget på engelsk. 

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In this presentation, she will discuss her proposed postdoctoral research project, which will commence at MultiLing later this year. Children from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds often have lower language skills and perform more poorly than their peers on language tasks, Researchers assume that SES affects the quantity and quality of input that a child receives, but input is also affected by socialisation practices and bilingualism. Most studies researching the impact of these factors on language outcomes emerge from the global North, but will we get similar findings among bilingual children in the global South?

Publisert 13. aug. 2021 11:43 - Sist endret 13. aug. 2021 11:45