dr. Ao Chen
A.Chen@uu.nl
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Profiel

My research interests include auditory perception in different domains (e.g., language and music), language acquisition in both L1 and L2, and atypical development in childhood.

In my PhD, I studied how different popluations perceive pitch in language and music, and how native tone lanugage listeners build up phonological knowledge of the lexical tones. Since my PhD, I've worked extensively with infants. My expertise includes various infant research methods, from behavioral measurements to EEG, and parental surveys. 

I work in Utrecht University Dynamics of Youth project Early Prediction of Dyslexia: Machine Learing in Infant Data. Together with Dr. Hugo Schnack in Utrecht Medical Center (UMC) and Prof. Dr. Frank Wijnen, we try to develop early diagnosis tools for dyslexia. 

Skills:

Adult and infant behavioral experiments (from design to analysis)

Adult and infant EEG measurement and analysis

Large-scale parental survey design, storage, digitalization and analysis

Machine learning

Matlab programming.

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Alle publicaties
  2017 - Artikelen
Liu, L., Chen, A. & Kager, R.W.J. (2017). Perception of tones in Mandarin and Dutch adult listeners. Language and Linguistics, 18 (4).
  2016 - Artikelen
Chen, A., Liu, L. & Kager, R.W.J. (25-04-2016). Cross-domain correlation in pitch perception, the influence of native language. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31 (6), (pp. 751-760) (10 p.).
Chen, A. & Kager, R.W.J. (2016). Discrimination of lexical tones in the first year of life. Infant and Child Development, 25 (5), (pp. 426-439) (14 p.).
Roncaglia-Denissen, M.Paula, Roor, Drikus, Chen, A. & Sadakata, Makiko (2016). Mastering languages with different rhythmic properties enhances musical rhythm perception. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10.
Liu, L., Chen, A. & Kager, R.W.J. (12-06-2016). Perception of tones in Mandarin and Dutch adult listeners. Language and Linguistics
  2015 - Artikelen
Chen, A., Peter, Varghese & Burnham, Denis (18-12-2015). Auditory ERP response to successive stimuli in infancy. PeerJ
Chen, Ao, Liu, Liquan & Kager, René (2015). Cross-linguistic perception of Mandarin tone sandhi. Language Sciences, 48, (pp. 62-69).
  2014 - Artikelen in bundels / proceedings
Chen, Ao, Chen, Aoju, Kager, René & Wong, Patrick (2014). Rises and Falls in Dutch and Mandarin Chinese. In C. Gussenhoven, Y. Chen & D. Dediu (Eds.), TAL-2014 - The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May 13-16, 2014 (pp. 83-86).
Hoffmann, Christian, Sadakata, Makiko, Chen, Ao, Desain, Peter & McQueen, James (2014). Within-category variance and and lexical tone discrimination in native and non-native speakers. TAL 2014 (pp. 45-48).
  2013 - Artikelen in bundels / proceedings
Chen, A. & Kager, R.W.J. (2013). Cross‐domain perception of pitch in early infancy. In S Baiz, N Goldman & R Hawkes (Eds.), BUCLD 37: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Boston University Conference in Language Development (pp. 49-61) (13 p.). Somerville: Cascadilla Press.
  2013 - Doctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU)
  2012 - Artikelen in bundels / proceedings
Chen, A. & Kager, R.W.J. (2012). Domain specificity of lexical tone perception in early infancy: lexical tones versus musical tones. Tonal Aspects of Language 2012
Chen, A. & Kager, R.W.J. (2012). Lexical tone perception in early infancy. Speech Prosody 2012 (pp. 230-233) (4 p.).
Chen, A. & Kager, R.W.J. (2012). Universals and Uniqueness in lexical tone perception. Proceedings of Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics 2011 (pp. 55-70) (16 p.).
  2011 - Artikelen in bundels / proceedings
Chen, Ao & Kager, R.W.J. (2011). The perception of lexical tones and tone sandhi in L2: Success or failure?. In W.S. Lee & E. Zee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences ICPhS XVII 2011 (pp. 444-447) (4 p.). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.
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Afgesloten projecten

Project:
Prediction of Dyslexia in Infants Using Machine-learning (PODIUM) 01-03-2014 tot 30-04-2016
Algemene projectbeschrijving

The current project will use machine learning techniques to explore if data on speech processing in infancy can predict the occurrence of later literacy difficulties in individual children. We perform a proof of principle study on existing vocabulary and speech discrimination data from infants at risk of DD and low-risk controls. 

 
Rol: Uitvoerder Financiering
1e geldstroom: Dynamics of Youth
Projectleden
Overige projectleden:
  • Dr. Hugo Schnack
Project:
Cross-domain perception of pitch in infancy, an EEG study 20-10-2014 tot 20-04-2015
Algemene projectbeschrijving

This project examines how infants perceive pitch in speech and music using EEG method. 4-, 8-, and 12-month-old infants' brain response to music and speech stimuli are analyzed and compared to adults' response.

 
Rol: Onderzoeksleider & uitvoerder Financiering
1e geldstroom: Australian Department of Education
Projectleden
Overige projectleden:
  • Prof. Dr. Denis Burnham
Project:
China Exchange Program: The Early Acquisition of Speech Prosody: A comparative study of Dutch and Chinese. 01-01-2011 tot 31-12-2014
Algemene projectbeschrijving

The project aims to faciliate collaboration between Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) and Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (Uil OTS). CASS and Uil OTS have worked and are still working together on topics such as lexical tone perception by native versus non-native infants/adults, acquisition of lexical tones, cross-linguistic perception and acquisition of stress, etc. The main focus is how prosody perception develops in infancy. 

 
Rol: Uitvoerder Financiering
1e geldstroom: The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Projectleden
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2010- 2011, block 2. Perception and Production in L2 Acquisition. The course was taught together with Prof. René Kager and Dr. Diana Appousidou.

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Personal email address:irischen71@hotmail.com

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