Liquan’s main research interests and passion lie in infant learning and development, including:
- Language acquisition: speech perception and word learning
- Learning mechanisms, prerequisites, learning capacity and cue weighting
- Environmental impact (e.g., multilingualism, multiculturalism) on perception and learning
- Cross-domain (e.g., language, cognition, socio-emotion) interactions
- The impact of modern technology on perception, learning and development
- Assessments and evaluations on infant development
- 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.