Development workshop on Bilingual First Language Acquisition: Current theories and methodologies

Project: Research project (funded)Research

Project Details


This two-day research developmental workshop aims to bring together leaders
and experts in the theories and methodologies of bilingual first language
acquisition (BFLA) with postgraduate students, new and early career
researchers to navigate and critically evaluate current trends in this specific
field. We aim to explore this topic holistically from its linguistic, scientific,
sociolinguistic and sociocultural perspectives.

Layman's description

The aim of this workshop is to better understand how children who are born into homes where more than one language is spoken, learn and develop their knowledge of two or more language at the same time. This group of children is different to those children who learn one language at a time and hence calls for a different theory to understand how this happens. This workshop will help students and scholars explore and discuss the issues.

Our keynote speakers are:
Prof. Annick De Houwer, Erfurt University Germany
Prof. Ben Ambridge, University of Liverpool
Prof. Marilyn Vihman, University of York
Dr. Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen, University of Reading
Short titleBFLA Workshop
Effective start/end date1/03/175/12/17


  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Multilingualism
  • Bilingualism
  • Bilingual First Language Acquisition