Chiu-Chou Hao

Thesis title: Comprehension and production of Mandarin passives in L1 children with and without specific language impairment and child heritage speakers

Linguistics and English Language

Year of study: 1

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details

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Dugald Stewart Building

City
3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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EH8 9AD

Qualifications

2019 - PhD Linguistics and English Language, The University of Edinburgh

Project (working title): Comprehension and production of Mandarin passives in L1 children with and without specific language impairment and child heritage speakers

2018 - 2019 MSc Linguistics (graduate with distinction), The University of Edinburgh

Dissertation title: Comprehension and production of Mandarin passive in child heritage speakers, The role of morpho-syntactic cue (Supervised by Dr Vicky Chondrogianni)

2014 - 2018 BA Business Administration and English Literature (graduate with distinction)

Dissertation title: A study of Business English neologisms from a morphological perspective (Supervised by Prof. Wei WANG)

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Volunteer at Bilingualism Matters 
  • Memember of the National Autistic Society

Undergraduate teaching

2019 - 

Tutor of Linguistics and English Language 1B (Semester 2)

Tutor of Child Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (Semester 2)

Tutor in the PPLS Writing Centre

Postgraduate teaching

2019 - 

Tutor in PPLS Writing Centre

Research summary

  • Psycholinguistics

First language acquisition; Second language acquisition; Language impairment; Heritage language acquisition; Child bilingualism; Syntactic processing in language comprehension and production; Eye-movement during reading and listening (both children and adults).

  • Generative Syntax

Mandarin Syntax; Syntactic theory; Syntactic variation and change.

Current research interests

My current research centres on the morpho-syntactic acquisition and processing of child population (especially Mandarin-speaking), including typically-developing and language-impaired monolinguals and bilingual children.

Past research interests

I am also interested in Mandarin syntax from a generative perspective and Chinese dialects under the influence of Mandarin.

Affiliated research centres

Invited speaker

  • May 2019, Poster Presentation " A new syntactic analysis of Mandarin Passives" at the 7th Mancherster Forum in Linguistics (mFiL), 2019, Manchester, UK

Participant

2019

  • Manchester Forum in Linguistics (mFiL), 2019, Manchester, UK
  • Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference 2019 (LELPGC19), 2019, Edinburgh, UK
  • Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium (BMRS), 2019, Edinburgh, UK
  • Experimental Pragmatics: Theory, Methods, Interfaces (DGfs Xprag.de), 2019, Berlin, Germany