Aubrey (Sin Hang) Lau
There are numerous highly systematic rules in human language. However, it is also common to have exceptions to these rules. Intuitively, learning a grammatical system with exceptions is more challenging than learning one without. Then how does our processing system tolerate exceptions? What are the benefits of having them at all? Using artificial language experiments, I examine how grammatical features (of systems varying in systematicity) are represented in the mind through analyzing production patterns.
Psycholinguistics for Grandmothers: Summarizing Bialystok and Martin’s (2004) study in the form of an article for the purpose of introducing scientific language research to the general public [pdf]
Gender in Chinese Pronoun Processing (inspired by the “gender error” in Chinese-English bilinguals, i.e., using “he” for female and “she”for male) [mini literature review] [experimental design]