Yaling Hsiao

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Experimental Psychology

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I am broadly interested in language and cognition. I am currently working on the projects that study how children learn to read. Using a large-scale children's corpus, I examine the statistical properties of children's linguistic input and output. These statistics are then related to children's language processing performance in the laboratory. The aim is to identify factors emergent in the linguistic environment that influence children's success in reading. I have also been studying the roles of language experience and working memory in how humans process complex syntactic structures, using behavioural techniques and neural network modeling.

Psycholinguistics, Language Processing, Reading, Cognitive Psychology