Kristian Suen is a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham. His project focuses on the acquisition of Chinese characters across the lifespan. How do learners of Chinese as a second language acquire characters? Unlike alphabetic languages, the learning of Chinese Characters requires the integration of the form (orthography) the meaning (semantics) and the pronunciation (phonology) of the character as a whole. Kirstian's research aims to investigate the early stages of Chinese character learning characters using behavioural and brain imaging methods.
I supervised Evelien Heyselaar's PhD project while at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands (2013-2016). During her PhD, Evelien investigated how syntactic processing is modulated by attention and by social characteristics, using Virtual Reality, EEG and behavioral experiments. She also researched the memory system underlying syntactic processing in a study on patients with Korsakov's syndrome (paper). In 2016, Evelien worked as a post-doc in my lab at the University of Birmingham, on a project investigating how implicit memory, sentence- and word-level language processing change throughout the lifespan (described here). For publications, see here and here. More soon to appear!
Anna Belavina Kuerten completed her PhD dissertation in 2017 on "Investigating syntactic priming during sentence comprehension in developmental dyslexia: Evidence for behavioral and neuronal effects" at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC). I co-supervised her PhD project with Prof. Mailce Mota. Anna’s project focused on syntactic processing in children and young adults with dyslexia. Anna is currently working on publishing her results.
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