Liquan Liu

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Phone +47 22854298
Mobile phone 93926849
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Available hours Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00
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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  • Byers-Heinlein, Krista; ManyBabies, Consortium & Liu, Liquan (2020). A Multi-lab study of gaze-following development in monolingual and bilingual infants.
  • Lanza, Elizabeth; Liu, Liquan; Gonzalez, Elisabet; Sevinc, Yesim; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Norvik, Monica I. & Hansen, Pernille (2020). The MultiLingual Mind Across the Lifespan.
  • Liu, Liquan (2020). Bilingual and tone language experience affect infants' lexical tone perception..
  • Liu, Liquan (2020). Revisiting infant distributional learning using event-related potentials: Does Unimodal always inhibit and Bimodal always facilitate?.
  • Zeng, Jenny & Liu, Liquan (2020). Mandarin infants' and adults' cue-weighting of English lexical stress..
  • Zeng, Jenny & Liu, Liquan (2020). Word-level rhythmic cue-weighting in Mandarin infants and adults – the effects of ITL and language-specific influence..
  • 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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Published Jan. 25, 2019 1:58 PM - Last modified May 26, 2020 3:15 PM