Growing into Language
Developmental Trajectories and Neural Underpinnings
Liliana Tolchinsky and Ruth A. Berman
Liliana Tolchinsky, Professor Emerita, Linguistics, University of Barcelona, and Ruth A. Berman, Professor Emerita, Linguistics, Tel Aviv University
Liliana Tolchinsky is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at the University of Barcelona, and former coordinator of the doctoral program in Theoretical, Computational, and Applied Linguistics. Her research explores the development of literacy, later language development, writing processes, and the assessment of text quality. From 2008 - 2018 she was a member of the Executive Committee of the ISCH COST Action IS1401 - Strengthening Europeans' capabilities by establishing the European literacy network, and from 2014 - 2021 she was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Culture and Education.
Ruth A. Berman is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Tel Aviv University, where she held the University Chair in Language across the Life Span. Her research areas include Modern Hebrew, cross-linguistic first language acquisition, later language development, and text construction. She is a member of the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, and honorary life member of the Linguistic Society of America and the Spanish Language Acquisition Association. She was awarded the Israel EMET Prize for Science, Art, and Culture in 2012 and the Israel Prize in Linguistics in 2022.