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Yaling Hsiao

B.A., M.Ed, M.Sc, Ph.D.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow; Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College

  • Postdoctoral researcher

psycholinguistics, language processing, reading research

I am interested in how children learn to read and how humans comprehend and produce language. Broadly speaking, my research focuses on answering the question of "what makes some words and grammatical structures easier to learn and process than others?" We experience words and grammar in our daily language use and exposure to text and speech. Words and sentences appear at different frequency and in different contexts and genres. I study how experience gained through reading and speech shapes how we learn and process words and grammar. I use a combination of corpus analysis, behavioural methods and computational modelling to answer this question.

I am currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Experimental Psychology and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College in University of Oxford. I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.