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Research Focus

  • Bilingualism 
  • Hearing Loss
  • Emergent Language and Literacy Skills 


Nan Xu Rattanasone is a Research Fellow and the Deputy Director of the Child Language Lab and Centre for Language Sciences, a member of the Multilingual Research Centre, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University.  

Her research is focused on the development of young bilingual children and those with hearing loss. Her work on language acquisition sheds light on preschoolers' language and emergent literacy skills with direct implications for school readiness and atypical language development.

Research Funding

Her work has been supported by funding from the NSW Department of Education, the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council, as well as from philanthropic sources. She has participated as a project leader at the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre and an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.


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