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Dr. Francesca La Morgia

Assistant Professor (Clin Speech & Language Studies)
7/9 STH LEINSTER ST


  Bilingual/Bicultural Education   BILINGUALISM   bilingualism and multilingualism   CHILD LANGUAGE
 Research Network in Childhood Bilingualism
 The impact of Native Scientist labs
 Private Language Management: Home Literacy Environments for Bilingual Development
 Investigating language production and comprehension in bilingual first language acquisition

Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent
Spanish Medium Medium Medium
Details Date From Date To
Member of the New Speakers Network - COST Action IS1306 - http://www.nspk.org.uk/ August 2014 September 2015
Member of Trinity Research in Childhood Centre 2017
Associate member of Trinity Research in Social Science (TRiSS). https://www.tcd.ie/triss/ 2017
Director of Mother Tongues, an organisation that aims to disseminate research based information about childhood bilingualism. www.mothertongues.ie 2017
Curdt-Christiansen, X.L. and La Morgia, F., Managing heritage language development: Opportunities and challenges for Chinese, Italian and Urdu speaking families in the UK, Multilingua, 2018, Notes: [https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/mult.ahead-of-print/multi-2017-0019/multi-2017-0019.xml], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
La Morgia, F., Towards a Better Understanding of Bilingualism: Considerations for Teachers of Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs, Reach Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland, 31, (1), 2018, p79 - 88, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
La Morgia, F. and Curd-Christiansen, X.-L., Private language management: Home literacy environments for bilingual development, AILA 2017, Rio De Janeiro, 23-28 July 2017, 2017, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Assessing the relationship between input and strength of language development: A study on Italian-English bilingual children in, editor(s)Treffers-Daller, J. and Silva-Corvalan, C. , Language Dominance in Bilinguals. Issues of Measurement and Operationalization, Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp195 - 218, [La Morgia, F.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Curdt-Christiansen, X.L. and La Morgia, F., Private Language Management: Home Literacy Environments for Bilingual Development, Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Murcia, Spain, 15-18 June 2016, 2016, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Furey S, La Morgia F, Walshe M, Diagnostic accuracy of cervical auscultation in the identification of oropharyngeal aspiration: A systematic review, Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp250 - 250, Published Abstract, PUBLISHED
McEntee A, Walshe M, La Morgia F, , Evaluating the effectiveness of a dysphagia training programme in a residential care setting: Applicability of the Kirkpatrick model. , Dysphagia , Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp260-, Published Abstract, PUBLISHED
La Morgia, F. and Billington, J., Can heritage language vocabulary size be predicted by language exposure measures?, International Symposium on Bilingualism, New Brunswick, NJ, May 2015, 2015, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
La Morgia, F. , The value of multilingualism: views from new speakers of English. , 2nd International Symposium "New speakers in a multilingual Europe: opportunities and challenges", 1st Whole Action Conference of the European Network on New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe (ISCH COST Action IS1306), Barcelona, November 2014, 2014, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Maternal input and the acquisition and maintenance of a heritage language in, editor(s)Ihemere, K. , Language contact: a multidimensional perspective, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, [La Morgia, F.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
  

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La Morgia, F., 'Mother Tongues Hub', 2017, -, Notes: [https://soundcloud.com/user-922100620/mother-tongues-hub], Broadcast, PUBLISHED
La Morgia, F., An insight into multilingualism research, Multilingualism Special Interest group meeting, Portlaoise Parish Hall, 30.06.2015, 2015, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
La Morgia, F., Raising bilingual children. Between myth and reality. , Researchers' Night, University of Reading, 2011, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
La Morgia, F., The role of the family and the environment in the acquisition of minority languages. , EUROLOG conference, Trinity College Dublin, 2009, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
La Morgia, Francesca, NEW SPEAKERS IN A MULTILINGUAL EUROPE: POLICIES AND PRACTICES, 14 September 2017, In:An investigation of the variables affecting heritage language development, competence and maintenance, Coimbra, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED

  

Award Date
Teaching Council Research Support Framework Awards January 2018
European Award for Languages - The Language Label 2009
European Award for Languages - The Language Label 2008
child language development; child bilingualism; experimental psycholinguistics