Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Chan Hiu Dan Alice
Associate Professor, School of Humanities
Director, Master of Arts in Linguistics, School of Humanities (SoH)
Head, Linguistics & Multilingual Studies, School of Humanities (SoH)
 
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Before joining NTU, Dr Chan worked in the Communication Neural Systems Research Group, Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University. She is an Associate Professor, Head of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, and Director of Master of Arts in Linguistics School of Humanities.

Her research work utilizes neuroimaging (fMRI, and EEG) and behavioral measures to investigate language, communication, and learning. Her studies demonstrated that the language experience shapes the perception and cognition of individuals across the lifespan. Her most recent work focuses on bilingual and biliteracy development and dyslexia in Singapore. These projects are supported by the Ministry of Education Tier 2 and SSRTG funding schemes.

Recent Major National-level Fundings (selected):
• MOE AcRF Tier 2: Understanding Bilingual Dyslexia: Identifying Subtypes for Targeted Remediation
• Social Science Research Council (SSRTG grant): Getting Ready: Optimizing Early Chinese Instruction amidst Language Shift
• MOE AcRF Tier 2: Predicting reading (dis)ability: Advancing early intervention
• MOE AcRF Tier 2: New sounds to better brain health: The effects of language learning on aging
Key Areas of Research
• The psychology and cognitive neuroscience of language, cognition, and learning throughout the lifespan
• Cognitive and linguistics factors supporting speech and language learning in ageing populations
• Improving the effectiveness of early bilingual and bi-literate learning by providing evidence-based psycholinguistic research
 
  • Getting Read-y: Optimizing Early Chinese Instruction amidst Language Shift
  • Understanding Bilingual Dyslexia: Identifying Subtypes for Targeted Remediation