Martha Young-Scholten

Martha Young-Scholten Newcastle University directs the project, and directed the first two phases of the EU-Speak initiative. Since her PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle, she has been carrying out research, teaching and supervising students’ research on the second language acquisition of morphosyntax and phonology by adults and on the development of reading by migrants with little or no formal education. She publishes internationally and has given talks and taught in North and South American, East Asia, Africa and Europe. She is also co-director of the Simply Cracking Good Stories project with creative writer Margaret Wilkinson with whom she develops simple and engaging short fiction books for beginning-level adults.