Dr Heather Winskel 10/08/2012
|Topic:||Reading in different writing systems: An introduction and some recent research|
|Presenter:||Dr Heather Winskel (SCU)|
Friday, 10 August, 2012
|Locations:||Lecture Hall D350 (Coffs Harbour campus)|
Video-linked to Lecture Hall P158 (Lismore campus) and to A223 (Tweed Heads Gold Coast Riverside campus)
|About the colloquium:|
Traditionally, psycholinguistic research has focused on a small number of languages and writing systems, and predominantly English and Roman script. Clearly, if we are to build more comprehensive and representative universal models of psycholinguistic mechanisms and processes, we need to conduct research on a diverse range of languages and scripts. The rich scripts and writing systems of the South and Southeast Asian region offer extremely fascinating opportunities for psycholinguistic research.
First, to set the stage, a general introduction to the different writing systems will be given. Following on from this, a description of Thai language and its script will be outlined. Then some recent research that has been conducted on visual-word recognition and reading in Thai will be discussed.
|About the speaker:|
Dr Heather Winskel is a Senior lecturer in Psychology at SCU. She joined SCU last year. Her research focus is predominantly in the area of language acquisition and reading and writing research, particularly on languages and scripts of the South and Southeast Asian region.
Dr Winskel holds a B.Sc. from Sussex University and a PhD from Durham University, U.K. in crosslinguistic language acquisition. The fieldwork for her PhD was conducted in a Lisu village in the North of Thailand. Previously, she has worked at Durham, Edinburgh, and Birmingham Universities, at the Open University in the U.K., and at the Prince of Songkhla, Chiangmai, and Chulalongkorn Universities in Thailand.
Winskel, H. & Padakannaya, P. (2013). South and Southeast Asian Psycholinguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Updated: 29 October 2012