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Enhancing Literacy Development in European Languages

Objective

The scientific aims of the ELDEL project are: 1) to produce a model elucidating the relationships among psychological (psycholinguistic, cognitive) and environmental (orthographic, linguistic, educational/instructional, cultural) factors determining the development of literacy skills in European languages, and 2) to uncover the key components of an effective, culture-appropriate intervention program for the prevention and remediation of literacy problems in the languages under study. The research program comprises a number of overlapping cross-linguistic studies that will reveal the language-specific and language-general factors affecting literacy development. This multidisciplinary network includes partners with expertise in developmental, educational, and clinical psychology, experimental psycholinguistics, speech and language therapy, and an industrial partner specialising in the creation of software for the assessment and training of literacy skills. Each partner will also contribute to the network’s training aims, to provide training in generic as well as in state-of-the-art domain-specific research skills. Participants will offer training in one or more of the following specialist areas: (a) specific literacy skills (e.g., phonological skills, spelling, reading comprehension), (b) typical vs. clinical populations (e.g., children with developmental disorders, dyslexia), (c) research methodology (e.g., longitudinal, intervention, experimental psycholinguistic, naturalistic), and (d) use and development of measurement tools (computer-generated, eye tracking, cross-linguistic tests). Additional training in relevant skills will be provided by visiting researchers during workshops and short courses. The projects are conceived to promote mobility within the network and allow young researchers to benefit from the training most relevant to them. This ITN will equip Early Stage and Experienced Researchers for successful careers in cutting-edge literacy research.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/psychology/psycholinguistics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general
  • /social sciences/psychology

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

BANGOR UNIVERSITY
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 911 450
Administrative Contact
Dyfan Griffith (Mr.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 544 620
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Hudson (Mr.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 368 228
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jaroslava Brunclíková (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 466 907
Address
Safarikovo Nam 6
814 99 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Darina Cervenakova (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL CLERMONT-FERRAND II
France
EU contribution
€ 298 585
Address
Avenue Carnot 34
63006 Clermont Ferrand Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Fayol (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE POITIERS
France
EU contribution
€ 388 994
Address
Rue De L Hotel Dieu 15 Hotel Pinet
86034 Poitiers Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephane Aymard (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 773 527
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José A. Carrillo (Mr.)