Maria Teresa Guasti studies language acquisition in different populations of children (Monolingual, bilingual, children with cochlear implant, with specific language disorders, with dyslexia and with autism). She is interested in the interface between phonology-syntax, the acquisition of morphosyntax, semantics and pragmatics. She also researches on the relation between musical rhythm and language and between language and writing. She has participated in various European projects and is involved in 2 new European projects: LACA and MULTIMIND. LACA is about the study of the language in children with autism. MULTIMIND is part of an International Training Network sponsored by the EC. She has recently been awarded a ERC Sinergy with Artemis Alexiadou and Uli Sauerland (2020-2016).
Maria Teresa Guasti is member of the scientific committee of trilingual educational project in kindergarten at Collegio San Carlo, Milano; of the scientific committee of the project “Bimbi Bicocca”, Vice-president of the scientific committee of the Fondazione Marica De Vincenzi, Onlus and director of the branch Bilingualism matters @ Milano-Bicocca. She is invited professor at the School for Special Education, Haidan, Beijing. She is president of the Doctorate School at Milano-Bicocca. She has been representative of the Linguistic societies in the working group “Toward a Consensus conference on primary language impairment”.
She is author of several articles, and two recent books, one co-authored with Adriana Belletti The acquisition of Italian: Different modes. Benjiamin 2015 and Language acquisition. The Growth of grammar. Cambridge, Mass:MIT Press, 2017, second edition.
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