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My research interest is in investigating how children learn to read, why children have difficulties learning to read, and the cognitive processes involved in reading development. I am originally from Taiwan. I did my masters in Clinical Linguistics, which is a joint degree with three universities: Potsdam University, Germany; Groningen University, The Netherlands, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy (2008). After that I moved to Australia and completed my PhD with Professor Anne Castles and Professor Lyndsey Nickels (2012) here at Macqurie University. I am currently working as a lecturer in the Department of Education Studies.

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Research Outputs 2007 2020

  • 200 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Conference proceeding contribution

Learning morphologically complex spoken words: orthographic expectations of embedded stems are formed prior to print exposure

Beyersmann, E., Wegener, S., Nation, K., Prokupzcuk, A., Wang, H. C. & Castles, A., 9 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Eye Movements

Orthographic learning in children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Wass, M., Ching, T. Y. C., Cupples, L., Wang, H. C., Lyxell, B., Martin, L., Button, L., Gunnourie, M., Boisvert, I., McMahon, C. & Castles, A., 28 Jan 2019, In : Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. 50, 1, p. 99-112 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Paired-Associate Learning

Paired associate learning deficits in poor readers: the contribution of phonological input and output processes

Litt, R., Wang, H-C., Sailah, J., Badcock, N. A. & Castles, A., 2019, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 72, 3, p. 616-633 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Paired-Associate Learning
Articulation Disorders
Verbal Learning

Children reading spoken words: Interactions between vocabulary and orthographic expectancy

Wegener, S., Wang, H. C., de Lissa, P., Robidoux, S., Nation, K. & Castles, A., May 2018, In : Developmental Science. 21, 3, p. 1-9 9 p., e12577.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Eye Movements

Phonetic radicals, not phonological coding systems, support orthographic learning via self-teaching in Chinese

Li, L., Wang, H. C., Castles, A., Hsieh, M. L. & Marinus, E., Jul 2018, In : Cognition. 176, p. 184-194 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Oral presentation

Investigation word recognition with fast periodic visual stimulation using EEG

Bianca De Wit (Speaker), Teresa Schubert (Speaker), Nicholas Ware (Speaker), Hua-Chen Wang (Speaker), Nicholas A. Badcock (Speaker), Sachiko Kinoshita (Speaker)

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