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    Talk, Wed 19 Nov 2014

    Darwin Suite

    Darwin Suite

    VW Theatre room, interior

    VW Theatre room, interior

     
     

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    Events at this Venue

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    Mon 27 - Wed 29 Oct Entita Theatre - Method in Madness
    Wed 19 Nov Public talk on bilingualism
    Sat 6 Dec Oysterband

    Details

    Professor Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh, founder of 'Bilingualism Matters') will give a free public talk on 'Why bilingualism matters: bringing research to the community'.

    Research on the bilingual mind shows that bilingualism in any languages, regardless of their status, prestige, and worldwide diffusion, can give children much more than two languages. However, there are still many widespread old misconceptions – as well as some new ones – about what it means to grow up with two languages. This talk will first illustrate the main facts and effects of early bilingualism, and then show how we can enable people to make informed decisions about bilingualism in all sectors of society.

    Antonella Sorace is Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. She is a world leading authority in the field of bilingual language development across the lifespan; in her research she brings together methods from linguistics, experimental psychology and cognitive science. She is the founding director of the information centre “Bilingualism Matters” with branches all over Europe.

    The talk is funded by Kent Centre for Language and Linguistic Studies.

    Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toilets

    Awarded 'Best University Accommodation for Groups 2011' for a most impressive 4th consecutive year. Readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine vote for the award which was presented to the University by Travel Writer and Broadcaster, Simon Calder.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Wed 19 Nov 2014 18:00
    The University of Kent, Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1 (RLT1)

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    Map reference: TR 138596  Lat: 51.29537 Long: 1.06527

    With easy access to the A2/M2, M20, M25, rail and bus links and the Channel Tunnel/Ferry Terminals the university is easily accessible by road, rail and sea.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets

    Awarded 'Best University Accommodation for Groups 2011' for a most impressive 4th consecutive year. Readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine vote for the award which was presented to the University by Travel Writer and Broadcaster, Simon Calder.

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