Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Helena Gao

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

Phone: +65 67906054
Office: HSS 03 05
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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