Charla Dr. Tsimpli "Language experience in autism"

Jue, 18/01/2024 - 14:09
Estudiantes en clase en la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de Granada

Charla Ianthi Tsimpli, University of Cambridge

Fecha, lugar y hora: 25 de enero, Sala de Conferencias 1, CIMCYC, 18h.

Título: Language experience in autism: effects on language and communication

Abstract: Language is the optimal communication system humans possess. Deconstructing communication into its component parts, however, is a challenge - particularly when looking for causal links between formal language and domain-general cognition. Children growing up with language and communication difficulties present asymmetries in their cognitive profiles along with considerable heterogeneity. Enhanced language experience, in the form of bilingualism or parent education levels, has direct or indirect effects on cognitive skills but it’s unclear which aspects of the component parts of communication drive the differences. Focusing on longitudinal data from autistic children, I will explore the question of causality linking properties of language, (non-linguistic) cognition and communication.