App Launch Event

Please join us for the exciting launch of our Receptive Vocabulary App at The University of York on Friday, 24th March 2017, 12:00-16:00. The event will take place in The Treehouse (Berrick Saul Building). Apart from a chance to try the app, you will also get to meet the team behind the app and hear about the exciting possibilities for applications in professional practice. We’re pleased to announce that we have two distinguished Guest Speakers joining us on the day (see below for further information). There will be lunch on arrival, as well as afternoon refreshments. We’re looking forward to meeting you!


Event Programme
12:00 Registration and lunch
13:00 Introduction
13:15 Keynote address: Professor Victoria Murphy
13:45 Keynote address: Professor Courtenay Norbury
14.15 An introduction to the Receptive Vocabulary app
14.45 Coffee and a chance to explore the app
15.30 Discussion session
15.45 Summary and Next Steps
16:00 Close


More information on our Guest Speakers

Victoria Murphy is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. She is the research group convener of the Applied Linguistics and the R.E.A.L. (Research in English as an Additional Language) research groups. She is also the course director of the MSc in Applied Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition. Victoria’s area of research lies mainly within the realm of child L2/FL learning, vocabulary and literacy development. She has published in a wide range of Applied Linguistics journals and is the author of Second Language Learning in the Early School Years: Trends and Contexts published by Oxford University Press (2014), as well as the lead editor of Early childhood education in English for speakers of other languages published by the British Council (2016).

Courtenay Norbury is Professor of Developmental Disorders of Language and Communication at the division of Psychology and Language Sciences of University College London. She is the Director of the Literacy, Language and Communication (LiLaC) Lab and is a qualified speech-language therapist. Cortenay’s research focuses on language disorders in a range of neurodevelopmental conditions, including developmental language disorder and autism spectrum disorders. She is currently leading a population study of risk for language disorder at school entry, with a particular focus on identifying common co-morbidities in a population cohort. Courtenay is also interested in language profiles that cross diagnostic boundaries and has published extensively on social communication disorders and their relations with autism and specific language impairment. She is currently one of the joint editors of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.