Lily Wong Fillmore

Professor Emerita, University of California at Berkeley

Lily Wong Fillmore is a linguist whose research and professional endeavors have focused on language learning and development in linguistic-minority children in school settings. A professor emerita from the University of California at Berkeley, she has studied cognitive and social processes in second language learning by English language learners, the loss of family languages by immigrant and indigenous students as they acquire English in school, language revitalization efforts in indigenous communities, and the role played by literacy in language development in school-age students.