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Exploring effects of literacy acquisition on knowledge and awareness of spoken sounds

3 March 2015

Prof Markus Damian has been awarded a Newton Mobility Grant

Professor Mailce Mota from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Brazil and Professor Markus Damian have been awarded a Newton Mobility Grant from the British Academy. The grant will provide funding for exploratory meetings and pilot studies. In their project, Mota and Damian will try to answer the long-standing question if (and if so, how) the acquisition of literacy restructures individuals’ knowledge and awareness of spoken sounds. To this aim, children in the critical stages of literacy acquisition will be targeted, as well as adult illiterates. 

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