Projects

Much Language Such Talk
A language podcast discussing questions about language, learning, and culture with expert guests.
TEAM - Teacher Education About Multilingualism
Educating pre-service and in-service teachers about various aspects of bilingualism that is often missing from their training.
MultiMind
Training the new generation of researchers in multilingualism.
Bilingualism Matters in the Waterloo Region and Canada
A three-year research project investigating the challenges of 21st century bilingualism at the local level in Canada.
ALIHAS - A Linguistic Investigation of Hate Speech
Investigating and discussing hate speech from a linguistic perspective - how to identify it and how to avoid it.

Events

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Autism & Bilingualism: Practitioner Webinar

Webinar for UK clinicians and practitioners working with autistic bilingual people and their families, with talks on current research from experts in the field.

International Mother Language Day Celebrations 2021

Find out what Bilingualism Matters branches and partners are doing to celebrate International Mother Language Day on and around 21st February 2021.

News

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Do you trust this accent?

BM Edinburgh volunteer Dr Maria Dokovova interviews Dr Lauren Hall-Lew from the University of Edinburgh about accents and trust.

Contribute to UNESCO’s Future of Education report

The UNESCO International Commission on the Futures of Education is looking for feedback on its Progress Update report by 30th April 2021.

Growing up a bilingual imposter

Blog post by Maggie Mroczkowski, BM Edinburgh Volunteer and PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh

Iberodocs Documentary Film Festival

Bilingualism Matters is a collaborator in this year's festival, which has a great programme of Portuguese and Spanish documentary films, available across the UK and Ireland.

Publication of BM reports for UNESCO's Futures of Education

Bilingualism Matters has contributed two full reports and a summary consultation report to the UNESCO Futures of Education initiative, highlighting the crucial role of languages in education.

Looking for Gaelic-speaking children to take part in research

A research team from the University of Edinburgh is looking at how bilingual children learn Gaelic and English and which areas of the languages are hard for them.

The Joy of Languaging: In Celebration of Human Rights Day

Blog post by Mariel Deluna, PhD Education Student at University of Edinburgh & BM Edinburgh Volunteer

Galician: A minority language in Spain

Post by María García Basanta, BM Edinburgh Volunteer, on her native language, Galician.

Accent Postivity

Post by Dr Maria Dokovova, BM Edinburgh Volunteer

The Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival

Find out about the Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival, a celebration of languages that ran in 2018 and 2019, and we plan to host again in the future.

Multilingual Encounters: Sign Language Researcher Helen Koulidobrova
Is bilingual education harmful?
Prof Antonella Sorace – online & in the news

A selection of online videos from events and talks given by Prof Antonella Sorace, and links to articles in the media.

People

Prof Antonella Sorace
Professor of Developmental Linguistics, University of Edinburgh / Founding Director of Bilingualism Matters More
Dr Katarzyna Przybycien
Research and Outreach Coordinator / BM@Edinburgh & BM Network
Christy Brewster
Centre & BM Network Administrator
Dr Vicky Chondrogianni
Senior Lecturer in Bilingualism; BM Edinburgh Programme Director (Bilingual development and developmental language disorders) More
Dr Thomas Bak
Reader in Human Cognitive Neuroscience & BM Edinburgh Programme Director (Bilingualism in later life, healthy ageing & dementia) More
Dr Ania Byerly
Senior Teaching Fellow in Language Education, Moray House School of Education and Sport; BM Edinburgh Programme Director (Teacher Education) More
Thomas Chaurin
Head of Languages for All; BM Edinburgh Programme Director (Language Teaching and Learning) More
Prof Rob Dunbar
Chair of Celtic Languages, Literature, History and Antiquities; BM Edinburgh Programme Director (Gaelic) More
Dr Guy Puzey
Lecturer in Scandinavian Studies; BM Edinburgh Programme Director (Language Visibility and Nordic Languages) More
Dr Carlos Soler Montes
Lecturer in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; BM Edinburgh Programme Director (Spanish & Portuguese) More
Eva-Maria Schnelten
PhD Student in Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh More
Carine Abraham
PhD candidate in Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh More
Brittany Blankinship
PhD Student in Psychology, Human Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh More
Dr Maria Dokovova
PhD Phonetics and MSc Speech and Language Therapy, Queen Margaret University More
Dobrochna Futro
PhD candidate in Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Glasgow More
Dr Bérengère Digard
Engagement Officer, Patrick Wild Centre, University of Edinburgh More
Candice Mathers
PhD candidate in Linguistics & English Language, University of Edinburgh
María García Basanta
MSc Developmental Linguistics Student, University of Edinburgh More
Mattia Zingaretti
PhD Student in Linguistics & English Language, University of Edinburgh More
Jessica Schulz
PhD student in Psychology, University of Edinburgh More
Mariel Deluna
PhD Student in Education, University of Edinburgh
Maggie Mroczkowski
PhD Candidate in Education, University of Edinburgh More

Keep in touch

Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AD