Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Helena Gao

Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities
Director, Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation (MTI) Programme, School of Humanities (SoH)

Dr Helena Gao

Dr. Helena Gao received her Ph.D. in general linguistics from Lund University, Sweden in 2001 and conducted her post-doc. research in psycho-linguistics at the Department of Psychology of the University of Toronto, Canada. She was Research Director of the Cognitive Development Lab/Child Study Centre at the University of Toronto before she joined NTU in 2006.
Research Interests
Cognitive Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Bilingual Development, Language Learning and Language Teaching, Computational Linguistics.
Current Projects
  • Acquisition of Physical Action Verbs by Bilingual Singaporean Preschoolers
  • Chinese-English Bilingual Speakers' Acquisition of Hand Action Verbs
  • Modelling Levels of Consciousness for Language Development in Infants
Selected Publications

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