LAELA members produce doctoral research on multilingualism

Members of LAELA Research Group are involved in the latest doctoral research on multilingualism from a multilingual perspective. Dr. Laura Portolés Falomir defended her PhD thesis "Early multilingualism: an analysis of pragmatic awareness and language attitudes in consecutive multilingual children" on the 17th of December, 2013. Richard Nightingale is currently in the process of producing his PhD thesis which deals with the effects of out-of-school factors on the language attitudes of multilingual adolescents. Both pieces of research take the position that multilingualism is a distinct phenomenon from both first and second language acquisition and, as such, multilingual development and competences can only be adequately analysed through the lens of a multilingual perspective.