Wednesday Seminar (NB! on Thursday): Metalinguistic functioning in French-Norwegian children in reading comprehension

Sébastien Lucas, doctoral research fellow from the DYLIS research center at the Université de Rouen Normandie, will give a talk on how French-Norwegian children use metalinguistic knowledge in reading comprehension.

Sébastien Lucas

Sébastien Lucas (Photo: Private)

The lecture is free and open to everyone. Welcome!


I examine how French-Norwegian bilingual children reflect consciously upon the syntax of French sentences with the aim to bridge the gap between psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics about metalinguistic skills and awareness. In my research, I explore how family language policies and practices can influence the way bilingual children reflect upon the language and try to connect it with (meta)syntactic transfer between languages. I further explore the use of metalanguage by children in metalinguistic discourse. After 1,5 years, this talk will give me the opportunity to present how my work has progressed, especially the theoretical framework I want to develop, the research design I created and the data collecting I conducted.


Ekaterina Kuzmina
Published Apr. 9, 2018 10:39 AM - Last modified Apr. 10, 2018 9:37 AM