Research Specialization Areas - Bilingualism and Language Variation

In a multicultural and multilingual society, the relationships between bilingualism and language variation must be actively addressed in communication sciences and the practice of speech-language pathology. We draw on theoretical approaches from linguistics including sociolinguistics, cognitive science, and our knowledge of multiculturalism in communication sciences. Faculty projects include the development and adaptation of communication assessment tools for bilingual/bicultural individuals, investigations of how bilingual persons adapt to the range of environmental and cognitive challenges for speech and language use that are encountered in daily life, investigations of how bilingualism should be addressed in educational approaches particularly for literacy, and studies of the outcomes of language intervention that can most effectively and efficiently be accomplished among bilingual individuals with aphasia and related cognitive disorders.

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