Liquan Liu

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Visiting address Henrik Wergelands hus Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 0313 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

Liquan’s main research interests and passion lie in infant learning and development, including:

  1. Language acquisition: speech perception and word learning
  2. Learning mechanisms, prerequisites, learning capacity and cue weighting
  3. Environmental impact (e.g., multilingualism, multiculturalism) on perception and learning
  4. Cross-domain (e.g., language, cognition, socio-emotion) interactions
  5. The impact of modern technology on perception, learning and development
  6. Assessments and evaluations on infant development
  7. Behavioural, neurophysiological and questionnaire measures


Dr. Liquan Liu completed his Ph.D. in Utrecht University and holds a tenured position at School of Psychology, Western Sydney University. Currently, he is working under his Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship project at Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, University of Oslo. He is also affiliated with the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development, Western Sydney University, Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australian Research Council and Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Utrecht University.


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  • Agarwal, Simran; Tuninetti, Alba; Liu, Liquan & Escudero, Paola (2019). Neural sensitivity to linguistic and non-linguistic changes in naturally produced speech sounds : a comparison of different stimuli presentation paradigms. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.  ISSN 0301-3162.  s 2119- 2123 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Liu, Liquan; Varghese, Peter & Weidemann, Gabrielle (2019). A bilingual advantage in infant pitch processing. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.  ISSN 0301-3162.  s 1397- 1401 Full text in Research Archive.

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  • Singh, Leher; Burnham, Dennis; Hay, Jessica; Liu, Liquan & Mattock, Karen (2019). Lexical Tone Perception in Infants and Young Children: Empirical studies and theoretical perspectives.. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078. . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01195

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