Dr Selma Babayigit

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  • Qualifications:PhD. Psychology; MSc Child development; BSc (Hons.) Psychology - University of London.
  • Position:Senior Lecturer
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 82187
  • Email:Selma.Babayigit@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Broadly my research is concerned with language and cognitive skills that underpin literacy development of children from diverse language backgrounds. I have conducted research on all key aspects of language and literacy development including vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension, word recognition, spelling, reading comprehension, and text writing. My research programme focuses on children from monolingual backgrounds (e.g., Turkish and English) as well as those who speak English as an additional language (EAL) and is essentially cross-disciplinary integrating research techniques and theoretical approaches from psychology (cognitive science), linguistics, and education. Over the recent years, my interests have expanded to consider the cognitive effects of bilingualism and the ways in which strengths and weaknesses in cognitive and language skills interact to influence reading comprehension and academic attainment in both monolingual and bilingual/multilingual groups.

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