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IUSS Linguistics Seminars - L&PIC
Esposizione data
29/11/2023
Sede evento
IUSS, Sala Del Camino, Palazzo Broletto
Ora evento
11 a.m.
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Linguistics & Philosophy IUSS Center 
IUSS Linguistics Seminars

“THE LITERACY FACTOR: BILINGUAL CHILDREN’S METACOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN DIFFERENT BILINGUAL EDUCATION SETTINGS”

Speaker: Jacopo Torregrossa
Goethe University Frankfurt
IUSS visiting scholar

Abstract:
It is an open question to what extent bilingual children benefit from the activation of their entire language repertoire when learning one of their languages at school. For example, several studies have shown that the processing of information in one language may interfere with the other language, thus hampering learning of the latter. In this talk, I will demonstrate that the simultaneous activation of both bilingual children’s languages enhances their performance in tasks tapping into their metacognitive abilities, such as metalinguistic awareness, inference-making, and theory of mind. This conclusion will be supported both by experiments in which we manipulated the relative activation of one or the other language and by the observation of bilingual children’s metacognitive development in schools implementing different types of biliteracy programs. 

Online venue: https://iusspavia.zoom.us/my/br.saladelcamino 

More info: 
valentina.bambini@iusspavia.it
luca.bischetti@iusspavia.it 
 

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