Center for Human Growth & Development
Seminar Series – Winter 2018 presents
Bilingualism and the Human Lifespan: Current investigations and insights into the bilingual experience
Did you know that more than 50% of the world’s population functions in 2 or more languages in their daily lives, and do so beginning in infancy? Studies of the bilingual experience across the human lifespan examine the cognitive and sociocultural processes that enable this universal capacity that is still not fully understood by scientists or educators. The purpose the CHGD Seminar Series is to present the latest research on bilingualism from a multidimensional perspective, exploring the nature of linguistic development and language use across the lifespan of bilingual speakers. We will include presentations from five distinguished scholars whose investigations involve bilingual language acquisition, the brain bases of bilingualism (neuroscience), bilingual literacy development and sociocultural aspects such as identity and family. These themes represent behavioral, developmental and health research interests within CHGD.