Stefka Marinova-Todd, University of British Columbia

Associate Professor Audiology and Speech Sciences Vancouver, British Columbia stefka@audiospeech.ubc.ca Office: (604) 822-0276

Bio/Research

My main research focus is on bilingual language development and second language acquisition. Currently, there are two lines in my research program. In the first line I am interested in investigating the language and cognitive development of bilingual children, both typically-developing and chil...

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Bio/Research

My main research focus is on bilingual language development and second language acquisition. Currently, there are two lines in my research program. In the first line I am interested in investigating the language and cognitive development of bilingual children, both typically-developing and children with autism. My main goal is to establish what bilingual children can do in each one of their languages, and whether bilingual children with autism are different from monolingual children with autism. In my second line of research I have focused on the language and literacy development of children who are learning English as a second language (ESL-learners), and my aim is to establish the levels of language proficiency in each language of different groups of ESL-learning children (e.g., from Chinese and Filipino background). I anticipate that my research will ultimately assist speech-language pathologists, teachers and other educators in distinguishing language differences from learning disorders in the growing multicultural population of Metro Vancouver.

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