Academic Profile

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

Cognitive Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Bilingual Development, Language Learning and Language Teaching, Computational Linguistics.
  • Gao,Helena Hong.(2014). E-Learning Design for Chinese Classifiers: Reclassification of Nouns for A Novel Approach. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS),Volume 177(186–199). Hong Kong: Springer.

  • Gao,Helena Hong & Holland, John H.(2013). Language Niche. Eastward Flows the Great River – Essays on Contemporary Linguistics and Language Studies(142-160). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.

  • Au, Siu Lun & Gao, Helena Hong.(2012). Measuring the semantic distance of the near-synonyms of touch verbs in Chinese. Di Shisanjie Hanyu Cihuixue Yantaohui LunwenjiHeidelberg: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

  • Gao, H. H., Zelazo, P. D., Sharpe, D., Mashari, A. (2014). Beyond early linguistic competence: Development of children's ability to interpret adjectives flexibly. Cognitive Development, 32, 86-102.

  • Chin, S-C., & Gao, H. H. (2014). Malaysian Chinese Independent High School Students' Cognitive Understanding of Take "Na" Action Verbs in Chinese: Examples from "V + N" Structures. Taiwan Journal of Chinese as a Second Language, 8(1), 19-40.