[lg policy] Literacy and Multiligualism at the University of Reading

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 8 15:52:01 UTC 2012

Forwarded From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

The University of Reading proposes the establishment of a new cross
disciplinary research centre of excellence, the Centre for Literacy
and Multiligualism. This will create a distinctive research presence
at Reading drawing on the considerable existing strengths and research
profiles in second language acquisition, literacy and multilingualism
in English Language / Applied Linguistics, the Institute of Education
and Clinical Language Sciences.

The centre will encompass research in first (L1) and second (L2)
language learning in schools, including testing, assessment and
language attrition in L1 and L2; literacy in multilingual populations
with a special focus on induction into HE; multilingualism in atypical
population and neurolinguistic approaches to literacy and
bilingualism. The Centre will be active in outreach to overseas
scholars, running international conferences and summer schools. It
will also run a specialised postgraduate research student strand.

The Reading Investment Project will support the appointment of 4 new
academic posts in the new Centre with 3 posts likely to be hosted in
the School of Literature and Languages and one post in
neurolinguistics hosted in the School of Psychology and Clinical
Language Sciences.

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