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Victoria Murphy

Victoria Murphy is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Education, University of Oxford. Her research centers on child L2 and foreign language learning in primary school. She is the convenor of the ‘Research in English as an Additional Language (REAL)’ Group. Her main focus of research is to examine the language and literacy development of EAL children, investigate factors influencing the success of child L2 learning and bilingualism, and to understand lexical development in both L1 and L2 learners. Victoria publishes widely in Applied Linguistics journals and has most recently published a book with the Oxford University Press entitled: “Second language learning in the early school years: Trends and Contexts”