Speciality: Balanced Bilinguals and Language Dominance (abstract)
University: University of Reading, Institute for English Language and Applied Linguistics

Further reading of his publications can be found here.

Michael Daller on the subject “Balanced Bilinguals and Language Dominance”

  • General idea of bilingualism influencing the probability of having cognitive advantages/disadvantages related to a specific age and level of proficiency in the respective languages.
  • Educational and political decisions have to take on the important role for support of L1.
  • The studies show that multilingual speakers rarely master their respective languages on an equal level. Moreover, the competence varies, even within each language in different areas.

You can find the videos of all talks during the MuDiLe 2017 HERE.

Here you can get access to his PowerPoint slides.


If you like to hear the full talk in the car or along the way, we also provide the full talk as an audio file:

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Interview of Michael Daller

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This interview of Mr. Daller and Mrs. Treffers-Daller was taken during the MUDILE 2017. They talk about their personal experiences with multilingualism, language dominance and balanced bilingualism and about their research projects which are planned for future work.

If you would like to get further information about Michael Daller, his responsibilities at the University of Reading, areas of interest or research groups/centres, please visit the following website: