Investigating differences in language development and their association to comprehension, communication, and school achievement

We view monolingual and bi/multilingual language proficiencies as learned practices influenced by each individual's history of participation in specific socio-cultural discourses.

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The Language for Learning Research Team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is engaged in exploring child and adolescent language development in a series of research projects that explore language for reading, writing, speaking, thinking and learning.


Paola Uccelli

Paola Uccelli is Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the convener of the Language for Learning Research Team. With a background in linguistics, she studies socio-cultural and individual differences in students' language and literacy development throughout the school years.