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The 2022 IAM3 Institute’s goal is to provide advanced training to a total of 8 U.S. graduate students in the assessment of multiple languages in multiple modalities (signed, spoken, written) within a theoretical framework of "translanguaging" that centers multilingual children and how they use their languages for different purposes. There will be a particular emphasis on the situation of deaf and hard-of-hearing children, for whom acquisition of English is often highly variable despite its importance for integration into the U.S. workforce and economy.


Selected students will participate in a two-week summer institute hosted by Stockholm University, and taught by faculty from the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden. Stockholm University is a leading center for the study of multilingualism and language acquisition in DHH children. Students will have access to an outstanding US and European faculty, and to cutting edge resources at the new Stockholm University Brain Imaging Center.

The two major institute themes will be language assessment and language processing. Students will learn how to assess language proficiency and processing across modalities using behavioral, EEG and eye tracking methods. They will also receive a grounding in translanguaging theory and address the theoretical and practical issues when assessing DHH children who use multiple languages. The institute will also incorporate advanced statistical training in longitudinal data analysis in order to provide the tools needed to study language development.

Students will participate in lectures and research talks, small and large group activities, and one-on-one interactive discussions with research mentors. Before, during, and after the institute, the students will work with those research mentors to develop a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement grant proposal. This proposal will serve as the primary means for assessing student learning and will be the primary short-term outcomes of the institute. Longer term outcomes include new international collaborations, an increase in theoretical innovation, and better recruitment and retention of DHH graduate students in doctoral programs.

Meet The Leadership Team

Dr. Joseph Hill.

Dr. Joseph Hill

Associate Professor

Matthew Dye

Dr. Matt Dye

Associate Professor


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (NSF grant 1952964)