U06, Piano: P03, Stanza: 3037 Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1 - 20126 MILANO
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Maria Teresa Guasti studies language acquisition in different populations of children (Monolingual, bilingual, children with cochlear implant, with specific language disorders, with dyslexia and with autism). She is interested in the interface between phonology-syntax, the acquisition of morphosyntax, semantics and pragmatics. She also researches on the relation between musical rhythm and language and between language and writing. She has participated in various European projects and is involved in 3 new European projects: EDUGATE, GRAMALL and LACA. EDUGATE is concerned with the introduction of English in kindergaten. GRAMALL is concerned with the studies on the acquisition of semantics in languages spoken in Europe. LACA is about the study of the language in children with autism. She is also participating to the MULTIMIND project, an International Training Network sponsored by the EC.
Maria Teresa Guasti is part of the scientific committee of trilingual educational project in kindergarten at Collegio San Carlo, Milano, Vice-president of the scientific committee of the Fondazione Marica De Vincenzi, Onlus and director of the branch Bilingualism matters @ Milano-Bicocca. She is research associate to the ARC Center Macquarie University, Sydney, invited professor at the School for Special Education, Haidan, Beijing. She is director of the PhD program in Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience and vice-president of the Doctorate School at Milano-Bicocca. She is representative of the Linguistic societies in the working group “Toward a Consensus conference on primary language impairment”.
She is author of several articles, and two recent books, one co-authored with Adriana Belletti The acquisition of Italian: Different modes. Benjiamin 2015 and Language acquisition. The Growth of grammar. Cambridge, Mass:MIT Press, 2017, second edition.
MULTILINGUALISM IN CLINICAL AND EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS
COGNITION AND LANGUAGE
ATYPICAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
COGNITION AND LANGUAGE
My current research interests include
Acquisition of logical connectives and quantifiers
Acquisition of morphosyntax
Acquisition of language in specific language impaired children, children with dyslexia and children with autism
Acquisition of Mandarin as L1 or L2 by children
Differentiation between typically developping L2 Italian speaking children and L2 children with language impairment
Relation between musical rhythm and language
Relation between language and writing
Hu, S., Gavarró, A., Vernice, M., & Guasti, M. (2016). The acquisition of Chinese relative clauses: Contrasting two theoretical approaches. JOURNAL OF CHILD LANGUAGE, 43(1), 1-21. Detail
Cantiani, C., Lorusso, M., Perego, P., Molteni, M., & Guasti, M. (2015). Developmental dyslexia with and without language impairment: ERPs reveal qualitative differences in morphosyntactic processing. DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 40(5), 291-312. Detail
Guasti, M., Palma, S., Genovese, E., Stagi, P., Saladini, G., & Arosio, F. (2016). The production of direct object clitics in pre-school– and primary school–aged children with specific language impairments. CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 30(9), 663-678. Detail
Vender, M., Garraffa, M., Sorace, A., & Guasti, M. (2016). How early L2 children perform on Italian clinical markers of SLI: A study of clitic production and nonword repetition. CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 30(2), 150-169. Detail