Theo Marinis

Theo Marinis is Professor of Multilingualism at the University of Konstanz and at the University of Reading. His research focuses on language acquisition and processing across populations of typically and atypically developing learners and aims to uncover the nature of language processing in typical and atypical language development.  His research has been funded by research councils, like the ESRC (Real-time processing of syntactic information in children with English  as a Second Language & children with Specific Language Impairment), ESRC-DFID (Multilingualism & Multiliteracy) and the NWO (Cross-linguistic study of the production and processing of grammatical morphemes in L2 children compared to children with Specific Language Impairment), but also from the British  Academy, the Nuffield Foundation and the Onassis Foundation. He was part of the COST Action IS0804 and led the development of the LITMUS Sentence Repetition tasks for multilingual children across a large range of languages. He is currently leading the ESRC-GCRF project ‘ProLanguage' that addresses the protective role of language in global migration and mobilityand the EU project 'MultiMind' that provides multi-disciplinary training on multilingualism to early stage researchers in Europe. He is co-directing the Center for Multilingualism [link] at the University of Konstanz. He was Associate Editor of Applied Psycholinguistics and Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism and has edited special issues in both journals. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Child Language, Applied Psycholinguistics, Second Language Research, Language Acquisition, and Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.