The Neurolinguistics Laboratory at the National Research University Higher School of Economics invites you to attend a seminar by Dr. Anastasia Ulicheva from the University of Hong Kong “Reading aloud across languages: theories and methods” on Saturday, November 14th at 15:00.
Reading aloud may seem like a trivial task to a literate adult, which it is not. Reading a word aloud entails a multitude of different processes (identifying printed symbols, converting them into phonological representations and selecting the appropriate one, blending the sounds together, among others). It is not surprising that for many children, learning to read turns out to be a long and effortful process.
In this seminar I will give a brief introduction to the psychological science of reading, focusing mainly on reading aloud. I will discuss research and theories of skilled and developing reading, in particular, those dealing with its cross-linguistic aspects. Further, I will review experimental and computational methods used in this domain of study.
The seminar is introductory and does not require the attendees to possess any special knowledge: anyone with an interest in language is welcome. I plan to interleave the theory with illustrative studies, as well as my own work on reading aloud Russian and English. The seminar will last for about two hrs.
Dr. Anastasia Ulicheva holds a specialist degree in Linguistics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language from the University of Hong Kong. Anastasia’s research focuses on processes underpinning oral reading across languages. Further, her research interests encompass literacy development, language impairments, and computational modelling of reading aloud.
The event will take place at the Neurolinguistics Laboratory, 21/4 Staraya Basmannaya Street, building 1, room 510.
Please sign up HERE to attend the seminar. If you need a pass to enter the building, please do not forget to bring your passport.