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Department of Cognitive Science

Dr Na Gao

Na Gao

PhD Student

Contact Details

Office : 3.820
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : na.gao@students.mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Thesis Details

ChildrenThe interpretation of sentences with disjunction by child and adult speakers of mandarin.deas: Evidence from Mandarin-speaking children's understanding of logical expressions.

  • Scholarship : iMQRES
  • Workload : full time
  • Supervisors : Professor Stephen Crain and Associate Professor Rosalind Thornton

Awards

  • Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) Deputy Vice Chancellor's Commendation (2016), Gao, N.

Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) (2016) Gao, N. ($5,500)

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Gao, N. (2016, September). Mandarin-speaking children's interpretation of various sentences containing logical connectives. Invited colloquium at the Child Language Proseminar, University of Kansas, USA.
  • Gao, N. (2016, September). Mandarin-speaking children and adults interpret ellipsis constructions. Invited colloquium at the Linguistics Colloquy, University of Kansas, USA.
  • Gao, N., Zhou, P., Thornton, R., & Crain, S. (2016, September). The interpretation of disjunction in verb phrase ellipsis in Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented at the 7th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America Conference (GALANA-7), University of Illinois, USA.
  • Gao, N., Zhou, P., Thornton, R., & Crain, S. (2016, August). The interpretation of disjunction in verb phrase ellipsis in Mandarin Chinese. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Gao, N., Zhou, P., Thornton, R., & Crain, S. (2016, June). The interpretation of disjunction involving negative linguistic contexts in Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented at the Workshop "Disjunction days: Theoretical and experimental perspectives on the semantics and pragmatics of disjunction", Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany.
  • Gao, N., Crain, S., & Zhou, P. (2015, September). The interpretation of the interplay between 'or' and 'every' in Mandarin. Poster session presented at the 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 12), Nantes, France.
  • Gao, N., Gao, L., & Zhou, P. (2013, November). Children's innate knowledge of logic- Evidence from Mandarin-speaking children’s understanding of double negative structures. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Psycholinguistics in China, Fuzhou, China.

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Telephone: (02) 9850 9599
Fax : (02) 9850 6059
Email : cogsci@mq.edu.au
Web : www.cogsci.mq.edu.au