ECIS ESLMT Conference Copenhagen (2-5 March, 2017)
"The Power of Multilingual Classrooms in International Education: Implications for Curriculum Design, Teaching and Learning" 
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Marco Tamburelli

Marco Tamburelli is a Reader in Bilingualism at Bangor University where he works on simultaneous bilingualism and teaches a variety of courses in bilingual acquisition, bilingual phonology, and language contact phenomena. He obtained a PhD from University College London where he researched the role of lexical and syntactic acquisition in simultaneous bilingualism, and subsequently worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Nottingham Trent University. His research interests have a cognitive and a sociolinguistic strand. Within a cognitive perspective, he has worked on Bilingual First Language Acquisition, particularly in relation to syntactic transfer effects in simultaneous bilingualism, but also on the acquisition and organisation of lexical properties, and on lexical and phonological development in typically developing children and in children with SLI. His interest extends to regional languages and language diversity, particularly with regard to diglossic/bilingual communities in Italy, but also on the measurement and application of intelligibility rates as a criterion of demarcation between 'regional languages' and 'regional dialects'. Marco has developed a professional interest in raising awareness among speakers of dialectalised regional languages, and he is currently chair of the International Research Network on Contested Languages.