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Department of Cognitive Science

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Hua-Chen Wang

Hua-Chen Wang

Thesis Details

How children learn to read: Dissecting the process of orthographic learning.

Reading and difficulties in reading have been the subject of intense study, yet how the recognition of words develops from seeing unfamiliar letter strings to accessing lexical units remain somewhat unclear. The most influential theory is the self-teaching hypothesis (Share, 1995), where orthographic learning depends primarily on phonological decoding. However, given the inconsistency of English spelling rules and the existence of children with phonological dyslexia, there are clearly skills required beyond phonological decoding. My PhD study aims to explore the role of semantic in orthographic learning and how it interacts with word regularity in both normal and poor readers.

  • Type: PhD
  • Scholarship : iMQRES
  • Supervisors : Professor Anne Castles, Professor Max Coltheart, Associate Professor Genevieve McArthur and Professor Lyndsey Nickels

Hua-Chen is also a current member of the department. For more information on Hua-Chen's research please visit their Department of Cognitive Science profile.

Hua-Chen is also a current member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. For more information on Hua-Chen's research please visit their CCD profile.

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