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Bilingualism Matters

Venue: Edinburgh
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Event Date: 03/02/2015 14:00

Yakety Yak Language Café is delighted to be joining forces in February with Professor Antonella Sorace and Dr Thomas Bak from the University of Edinburgh to get people talking about learning languages across the lifespan, from bouncing babies to great-grannies.

An initial event will be held on Tuesday 3rd February at 2pm in Room G32, 7 George Square, Edinburgh. This will be a chance to find out about cutting edge research into language learning, and to chat with the researchers about your experiences as second language learners.

The event is free and will take place in a relaxed, friendly environment with lots of small group discussion and Q&A.  The event is expected to run for 2 hours.

To book your place, please email Yakety Yak Language Café.

**Please note this event is now fully booked**


Professor Antonella Sorace is director of the Bilingualism Matters Centre at the University of Edinburgh. She is Professor of Developmental Linguistics and recently appeared on BBC radio 4’s The Forum, “Being Multilingual”.  You can listen to the full radio programme on the BBC website.

Dr Thomas Bak, also a member of Bilingualism Matters and the Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemiology, lectures in Human Cognitive Neuroscience – you may have seen him on the news over the summer, explaining his research into why speaking another language is good for the ageing brain! He is also practicing clinician in cognitive neurology and dementia at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS). You can watch a short video of Dr Bak discussing his work on CCACE’s website.

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