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2017

Judith Kroll and Giuli Dussias contribute to the National Academy of Arts and Sciences

Last year, Giuli Dussias and Judith Kroll were asked to contribute a white paper on the benefits of multilingualism for the Commission on Language Learning at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They shared their report when it appeared last spring, but the full report of the commission is now available and will be of interest to many of you:  America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century.

Click on the link below to access the paper: 

https://www.amacad.org/content/Research/researchproject.aspx?d=21896

Penn State Psychology Professor Dr. Ping Li publishes article discussing how bilingual brains change in response to learning a second language

This article, by Penn State Psychology Professor Dr. Ping Li, discusses how bilingual brains change in response to learning a second language. Among the interesting findings are language-specific effects of bilingualism, how second language learning leads to a more integrated brain, and why language learning may delay cognitive aging. Check it out, and let us know what you think:https://npjscilearncommunity.nature.com/users/33701-ping-li/posts/15138-learning-a-second-language-remodels-our-brains

Cristóbal Lozano, PhD

Cristóbal  Lozano, PhD

Fullbright Visiting Scholar

Associate Professor, University of Granada, Spain

246 Burrowes Building
State College

Education:

  1. Cristobal Lozano holds a BA in English Studies by the University of Granada (Spain), a Cert TESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) by Trinity College London, an MA in Second Language Learning by University of Herfordshire (UK), and a PhD in Second Language Acquisition by the University of Essex (UK).

Biography:

Research Interests: 

Second Language Acquistion, Learner corpora, Syntax-discourse interface, Psycholinguistics.

Cristobal has published on several areas of learner corpora and second language acquisition, particularly on L2 English and L2 Spanish. He is the director of the CEDEL2 corpus (Corpus Escrito del Español L2). He is currently PI of a research project on second language acquisition and learner corpora (ANACOR).