2 languages = 2 brains, 2 minds and 2 cultures?
Location: Roverts Room 106, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT
Date and time: 2 November 2011 13.00-16.00
This event focuses on the psychology of bilingualism. More people are bilingual than monolingual in the world yet most of what we understand about the brain, mind and culture is based on research from the study of people who use one language only.
- How do people become bilingual?
- What are the effects of bilingualism on the brain?
A dramatic type of bilingualism exists where deaf people who use a sign language such as British or Irish Sign Language also use versions of the wider community’s spoken language.
- How do deaf people become bilingual?
- How does signing coexist with a spoken language?
A range of deaf and hearing presenters discuss these issues, as well as a Deaf art’s and poetry exhibition.
Google map link to: WC1E 6BT
Telephone: 020 7040 8291
Organised by: Deafness, Cognition and Language (DCAL). City University London and University College London