Prof. Gathercole conducts research on monolingual and bilingual language acquisition in relation especially to semantics, morpho-syntax, and assessment. Her work also addresses issues concerning the relationship between language and cognition. She has specialized primarily in the acquisition of English, Spanish, and Welsh in Spanish-English, Welsh-English, and Welsh-Spanish bilinguals.
Areas of Expertise:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, First-Language Acquisition, Bilingual Language Acquisition, Language Assessment for Bilinguals, ESL/TESOL, Minority Language Survival and Maintenance, Spanish, Welsh