Guest Lecture: Simona Montanari’s "Language Transfer in the Case of Cognate Languages — Evidence from Developing Trilingual Children"

Simona Montanari, California State University, Los Angeles, will focus on how language skills transfer from one language to another in the case of topologically related languages. Montanari will present evidence from her case study of simultaneous trilingual development involving Tagalog, Spanish, and English. She will show how language learning is facilitated when the languages involved are lexically or typologically related (as with Tagalog/Spanish and Italian/Spanish).

Please direct any questions to the new RGRLL advisor email address: spadvise@csulb.edu.

This event is sponsored by the George L. Graziadio Center for Italian Studies, the Spanish Graduate Students Association, and the following departments: the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures, the Department of Chicano Latino Studies, and the Department of Linguistics.