Antonella Sorace

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Antonella Sorace is Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh & a world expert in bilingualism.

Antonella Sorace

About Antonella

Antonella Sorace is Professor of Developmental Linguistics in the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. As an experimental linguist specialising in bilingualism across the life-span, Antonella is fascinated by how we acquire and develop language at different stages of our lives. Her research has shown that no-one is every perfectly bilingual; your native languages affect each other. She argues being bilingual should just mean you are fluent in two languages, whether you learned those languages as a child or adult.

Antonella a Fellow of British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and is the founding director of the non-profit organisation Bilingualism Matters, which focuses on research around language learning and promotes the benefits of learning a second language.

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