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Université de Fribourg

Immersion et enseignement de la langue orienté vers le contenu : continuités, ruptures, défis = Immersion und inhaltsorientierter Fremdsprachenunterricht: Kontinuitäten, Brüche, Herausforderungen

Gajo, Laurent ; Steffen, Gabriela ; Vuksanović, Ivana ; Freytag Lauer, Audrey

(Rapports du Centre scientifique de compétence sur le plurilinguisme)

In this project, we aim at questioning the demarcation and the interfaces between bilingual education and content-based language teaching.

Université de Fribourg

Empirical Essays on Preference Formation and Economic Decision Making

Tyahlo, Svitlana ; Eichenberger, Reiner (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2020.

This dissertation consists of four independent papers on economically relevant topics that cap- tured my attention because of personal background and professional experiences, such as coming from Ukraine, being an educated woman, living in a bilingual Swiss region and observing people delaying their work. Throughout my papers, I empirically analyze the determinants of individual attitudes ...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Bilingual school education with spoken and signed languages in Europe

Krausneker, Verena ; Becker, Claudia ; Audeoud, Mireille ; Tarcsiová, Darina

In: International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020, p. 1-17

At least since the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, deaf children worldwide have a right to education not only in the spoken and written language of their country, but also in the national sign language. The pedagogical use of a sign language in European schools for the deaf began in the 1980s and has since evolved significantly. This paper presents a survey of 39...

Université de Fribourg

Effects of continuous theta burst stimulation over the left DLPFC on mother tongue and second language production in late bilinguals: a behavioral and ERP study

Jost, Lea B. ; Pestalozzi, Maria I. ; Cazzoli, Dario ; Mouthon, Michael ; Müri, René M. ; Annoni, Jean‑Marie

In: Brain Topography, 2020, vol. 33, no. 4, p. 504–518

Clinical, neuroimaging, and non-invasive brain stimulation studies have associated the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) with the multilingual language control system. Here, we investigated if this role is increased during the processing of the non- dominant language due to the higher cognitive/attentional demands. We used an inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Validity evidence for a sentence repetition test of Swiss German Sign Language

Haug, Tobias ; Batty, Aaron Olaf ; Venetz, Martin ; Notter, Christa ; Girard-Groeber, Simone ; Knoch, Ute ; Audeoud, Mireille

In: Language Testing, 2020, p. 1-22

This article reports on a study seeking evidence of validity according to the socio- cognitive framework (Weir, 2005) for a new sentence repetition test (SRT) for young Deaf L1 Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS) users. SRTs have been developed for various purposes for both spoken and sign languages to assess language development in children. In order to address the need for tests to assess the...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Deaf and non-deaf research collaboration on Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS) interpreter training in Switzerland

Shores, Patty ; Hohenstein, Christiane ; Keller, Joerg

In: The International Journal for Translation & Interpreting Research, 2014, vol. 6, no. 1, p. 47-59

Teaching, training, and assessment for sign language interpreters in Swiss German sign language (DSGS) developments since 1985 have resulted in the current Bachelor level at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Special Needs Education (HfH). More recently, co-teaching with Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Applied Linguistics (ZHAW) non-deaf linguists in linguistics and...

Université de Fribourg

A systematic review on the possible relationship between bilingualism, cognitive decline, and the onset of dementia

Noort, Maurits Van den ; Vermeire, Katrien ; Bosch, Peggy ; Staudte, Heike ; Krajenbrink, Trudy ; Jaswetz, Lars ; Struys, Esli ; Yeo, Sujung ; Barisch, Pia ; Perriard, Benoît ; Lee, Sook-Hyun ; Lim, Sabina

In: Behavioral Sciences, 2019, vol. 9, no. 7, p. 81

A systematic review was conducted to investigate whether bilingualism has a protective effect against cognitive decline in aging and can protect against dementia. We searched the Medline, ScienceDirect, Scopus, and ERIC databases with a cut-off date of 31 March 2019, thereby following the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) protocol....