Der er gennemført en række forskningsundersøgelser, som har belyst, hvordan støjfyldte omgivelser og dårlig akustik påvirker voksnes almene trivsel. Den overvejende konklusion er, at jobrelateret støj
Language acquisition is not just a question of developing language skills
The role of behaviour regulation skills in acquiring language
In current approaches to supporting children’s language acquisition in childcare settings, there is a lot of focus on developing things l...
Shared-book reading for toddlers and preschoolers
Recently, I was interviewed by a journalist for the magazine LFS Nyt, the members’ magazine for the Danish Union of Social Pedagogues. The interview was regarding the importance of books within the ea...
Participation in Ph.D Cup 2016
Talk about coming out of one’s comfort zone! Last month, I stood on stage at Danmarks Radio, and tried to explain my research in a three minute pitch. It was a competition called the Ph.D. Cup, in whi...
Report from the National Reading Conference in Norway!
The last few days, I have been at the National Conference for Reading Research in Stavanger, Norway. I was invited to give a talk on the quality of language environments in Danish preschools. It has b...
Playtime: some toys promote language use more than others
Imagine three different one-year-old children receive three different toys for Christmas. The first child receives a toy-laptop that flashes letters of the alphabet and words, the second child receive...
Article in Børn og Unge!
Today, the magazine Børn og Unge brings an article about the results of a study I headed up as part of my Ph.D. project. Børn og Unge is the professional magazine for the largest union of early childh...
Check out my article on Videnskab.dk
I recently published an article on the popular science website Videnskab.dk. The goal of the article was to communicate the details of one of the studies from my Ph.D. dissertation to the general publ...
Growing up bilingual appears to have cognitive benefits – especially for children growing up in poverty
Science Direct recently brought an article about the effects of being raised in a multilingual environment. Assistant Professor Yang Hwajn discusses in the article how bilingualism can support executi...
Talking about my Ph.D. dissertation on Go’ Morgen Danmark
On July 27th, I was interviewed on the Danish morning program Go Morgen Danmark about a study in my Ph.D. dissertation that examined the quality of Danish preschools. It’s quite exceptional that the g...
Jyllands-Posten writes an article about my research!
The national newspaper Jyllands-Posten published an article about some research from my dissertation on July 24th