My research broadly focuses on child bilingualism. I am specifically interested in exploring areas of cross-linguistic influence in semantics, pragmatics, syntax and their interaction among heritage speakers and child L2 learners, and how these areas change over the course of development. As a heritage speaker of Spanish myself, I believe that increasing our understanding of bilingual development has direct implications for successful academic outcomes, language policy and pedagogy, as well as bilingual and immersion education. In my previous life I was a flamenco dancer in the U.S. and Spain, and then founded a series of original programs for second language acquisition through movement in Madrid called Hello! English. Nowadays, I am Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the University at Albany, SUNY. My favorite job, though, is raising my two incredible, strong, and bilingual daughters.
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures – University at Albany, SUNY
- Name: Michele Goldin
- Field: Child Bilingual Language Development
- Languages: English, Spanish, French
- University: University at Albany, SUNY
- Residence: Greater New York Area, USA
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org