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Dr SU, I-Fan

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Dr SU, I-Fan

蘇逸凡

BA (TamKang University), BA (University of Sussex), DPhil(University of Sussex)

Assistant Professor

Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Tel: (852) 3917 1587

Location: Room 758, Meng Wah Complex

Areas of Expertise:

1) Word recognition
2) Event-related potential methods
3) Dyslexia and hyperlexia in Chinese
4) Acquired language disorders in Chinese

Areas of Expertise

I-Fan’s general research interests are in psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience, where she studies cognitive processes that are involved when individuals read words. Using electroencephalogram (EEG), she investigates the time course and the event-related potential (ERP) components of reading. Her current research focuses on 1) word processing using experimental and event-related potential (ERP) methods, 2) dyslexia and hyperlexia in Chinese (developmental and acquired), 3) acquired language disorders in Chinese (monolingual and bilingual aphasia), and 4) bilingual language processing.

Projects

Current Projects

  • Principal investigator of a General Research Fund (GRF/ECS) grant entitled "Capturing the heterogeneity of developmental dyslexia in Chinese through behavioural profiles and event-related potentials". Hong Kong Research Grant Council. HKU 17408514 (HK$ $1,102,748) [Co-I: Dr. Law, SP Dr. Lau, DKY]

  • Principal investigator of a RGC Early Career Scheme (GRF/ECS) grant entitled "Logographeme Processing in Chinese Visual Word Recognition: Behavioral and Event-Related Potential Measures". Hong Kong Research Grant Council. HKU 757713H (2013-2016). 

  • Principal investigator of a Faculty Research Fund entitled "Electrophysiological correlates of visual and orthographic skills in Chinese emergent readers". (Co-I: Dr. Zhou YL, 2016-2017 

  • Co-Investigator of a Internal Research Grant (IRF) entitled "Visual, Orthographic and Motor Skills in Emergent Readers of Chinese as a L1 and L2 in Hong Kong Kindergartens: Behavioural and Event-Related Potential (ERP) Approaches", RG 42/2014-2015 (PI: Dr. Zhou, Y., The Education University of Hong Kong, 2014-2016]

 

Completed Projects

  • Principal investigator of a Basic Seed Fund entitled "Neuronal Oscillatory Dynamics of Reading". 201310159035 (2014-2016).

  • Principal investigator of a Faculty Research Fund entitled “Reading Ability in Children with Hyperlexia: Insights for Models of Chinese Word Recognition” (Co-I’s: Dr. B. Weekes, Dr. C. To, Dr. L-S. Iao, 2013-2014).

  • Co-investigator of a mall Project Fund (SPF) entitled "Pitch Perception in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Speaking a Tone Language". 201209176020 (PI: Dr. To, CKS, Co-I’s: Dr. Leekam, S. Dr.Weekes, B, Dr. To, CTK, Dr. Iao, LS, Mr. Lam, G, 2013-2014)

  • Co-investigator of a Faculty Research Fund entitled “Word Imageability and N400 in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders” (PI: Dr. L-S. Iao, Co-I’s: Dr. B. Weekes, Dr. C. To, 2013-2014).

  • Principal Investigator of a Small Project Fund entitled “Spatial specification of components in orthographic representation of characters: Behavioural and electrophysiological measures” (Co-I: Dr. S-P. Law, 2011-2013).

  • Principal Investigator of a Faculty Research Fund, Faculty of Education, entitled “The role of attentional shift in language processing and reading disorders in Chinese” (Co-I: Dr. S-P. Law, Dr D. K-Y. Lau, 2011-2012).

  • Co-investigator of a Faculty Research Fund entitled “Gamma band synchronization correlates of orthographic facilitation in Cantonese picture naming” (PI: Dr. N. Yan, Co-I: Dr. S-P. Law, 2011-2012).

  • Principal Investigator of a Faculty Research Fund, Faculty of Education, entitled “Electrophysiological correlates of orthographic facilitation in Cantonese picture naming” (Co-I: Dr. S-P. Law, 2009-2010).


 

Publications
Articles
  1. Yum, YNC., Law, SP., Mo, KN., Lau, D., Su, IF., Shum, MSK. (2016). Electrophysiological evidence of sublexical phonological access in character processing by L2 Chinese learners of L1 alphabetic scripts. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.
  2. BAKHTIAR, M., Su, IF., Weekes, BS. (2016). Neural correlates of ageofacquisition on visual word recognition in Persian. Journal of Neurolinguistics.
  3. Yum, YNC., Su, IF., Law, SP. (2015). Early effects of radical position legality in Chinese: An ERP study. Scientific Studies of Reading.
  4. Yum, YNC., Law, SP., Su, IF., Lau, D., Mo, K. (2014). An ERP study of effects of regularity and consistency in delayed naming and lexicality judgment in a logographic writing system. Frontiers in Psychology.
  5. Zhou, L., Peng, G., Zheng, HY., Su, IF., Wang, WSY. (2013). Sub-lexical phonological and semantic processing of semantic radicals: a primed naming study. Reading & Writing.
  6. Lewis, FM., Su, IF., Murdoch, BE. (2012). Indices of language outcome 11 years after intrathecal chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A sibling case-control study. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.
  7. Crepaldi, D., Che, WC., Su, IF., Luzzatti, C. (2012). Lexical-semantic variables affecting picture and word naming in Chinese: A mixed logit model study in aphasia. Behavioural Neurology.
  8. Su, IF., Mak, SC., Cheung, LY., Law, SP. (2012). Taking a radical position: Evidence for position specific radical representations in Chinese character recognition using masked priming ERP. Frontiers in Psychology.
  9. Su, IF., Lau, DKY., Zhang, Z., Yan, N., Law, SP. (2011). Deficits In Processing Characters In Chinese Developmental Dyslexia: Preliminary Results From Event-related Potentials And Time Frequency Analyses. International Journal of Linguistics.
  10. Weekes, BS., Su, IF., Yin, W., Zhang, X. (2007). Oral reading in bilingual aphasia: Evidence from Mongolian and Chinese. Bilingualism.
  11. Weekes, BS., Yin, W., Su, IF., Chen, MJ. (2006). The cognitive neuropsychology of reading and writing in Chinese. Language and Linguistics, 語言暨語言學.

 

Conference Papers
  1. Mak, TY., Lee, HK., Su, IF. (2016). Feedforward and feedback phonological-orthographic consistency: an event-related potentials study. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.
  2. Su, IF., Ko, S., Liu, PK., Lee, HK. (2016). Sub-lexical components of Chinese Character recognition: an ERP study on the effects of logographeme and radical independence. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.
  3. Zhang, H., Yan, N., Chen, F., Wang, L., Su, IF., Ng, ML. (2016). The interaction of semantic and orthographic processing during Chinese sonograms recognition: an ERP study. Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2016, 第17届汉语词汇语义学国际研讨会.
  4. Bakhtiar, M., Su, IF., Weekes, B., Lee, HK. (2015). An ERP measure of AoA and orthographic transparency effects on visual word recognition in Persian. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, OHBM 2015.
  5. Su, IF. (2015). Can electrophysiological techniques help us understand reading in Chinese?. SoL-SRT: Meeting of Minds seminar series.
  6. Su, IF., Lee, HK., Mak, TY. (2015). Consistency of phonological-orthographic binding: electrophysiological correlates of feedforward and feedback consistency in Chinese. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, SNL 2015.
  7. Su, IF., Ko, S., Liu, PK., Lee, HK. (2015). Different levels of sub-lexical representation in reading Chinese: the effects of logographeme and radical independence. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, SNL 2015.
  8. Yum, YNC., Su, IF., Law, SP. (2015). Early encoding of radical position legality in Chinese character reading: an ERP study. Annual Meeting of The Organization for Human Brain Mapping, OHBM 2015.
  9. Bakhtiar, M., Lee, HK., Su, IF., Weekes, BS. (2015). Effect of age of acquisition on visual word recognition: an event-related potential measure in Persian Orthography. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, CNS 2015.
  10. Su, IF., Luo, L., Wong, WM., Weekes, BS., Iao, LS., To, KS. (2015). Is reading aloud semantically mediated in Chinese hyperlexia?. Asia Pacific Conference of Speech Langauge & Hearing, APCSLH 2015.
  11. Su, IF., Lau, DKY., Law, SP. (2014). Anomalous neural correlates of character recognition in Chinese developmental dyslexia - preliminary findings. Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium, 2014.
  12. Su, IF., Sar, HC., Chua, LL. (2014). Another sub-lexical unit of representation in reading Chinese? The logographeme number effect. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, SNL 2014.
  13. Su, IF., Law, SP., Lui, HHL. (2014). Delineating picture and Chinese Character recognition: an ERP approach. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, SNL 2014.
  14. Su, IF., Lui, HLH., Law, SP. (2014). Differentiating visual-spatial analysis of picture and Chinese character recognition with Event-Related Potentials. International Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages (2014 ICPEAL Biennial Convention).
  15. Law, SP., Yum, YNC., Lau, DKY., Su, IF., Mo, KN. (2014). Distinctive effects of regularity and consistency in orthography-phonology mapping in a logographic writing system: an ERP study. Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, SNL 2014.
  16. Lui, HLH., Law, SP., Su, IF. (2014). How visual is reading Chinese?: Distinguishing neural correlates of picture and Chinese character recognition using event related potential measures. Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium.
  17. Yum, YNC., Mo, KN., Law, SP., Lau, DKY., Su, IF., Shum, MSK. (2014). Learning to read a logographic writing system as a second language: an ERP study of L2 Chinese proficient readers. Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, SNL 2014.
  18. Su, IF., Chua, LL., Sar, HC. (2014). Logographemes as a proposed sub-lexical unit in reading Chinese: the case of logographeme number effect using event-related potentials. International Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages (2014 ICPEAL Biennial Convention).
  19. Yum, YNC., Mo, KN., Law, SP., Lau, DKY., Su, IF., Shum, MSK. (2014). Processing sublexical phonology in L2 Chinese character reading: An ERP study. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages.
  20. Sar, HC., Chua, LL., Su, IF. (2014). Sub-lexical representations in Chinese word recognition: electrophysiological evidence from the Logographeme Number Effect. Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium.
  21. Law, SP., Su, IF., Li, A. (2013). Are there cognitive advantages of bilingual and biscriptal Cantonese-English individuals over monolingual English speakers in attentional shift?. International Symposium on Bilingualism, ISB9.
  22. Lewis, FM., Su, IF., Murdoch, BE. (2013). Childhood intrathecal chemotherapy: Language outcomes 11 years on. Journal of the Neurological Sciences.
  23. Law, SP., Su, IF., Lau, DKY., Ou, J. (2013). Deviant neural responses of character recognition in Chinese developmental dyslexia - preliminary findings. 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, SSSR 2013.
  24. Wong, W., Weekes, BS., Iao, L., To, KS., Su, IF. (2013). Is Reading Aloud Semantically Mediated in Chinese Hyperlexia?. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  25. Su, IF., Lau, D., Law, SP. (2013). Neural Correlates of Normal Reading Development and Reading Disorders in Chinese: Preliminary Findings from Event-related Potentials. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  26. Su, IF., Lau, DKY., Law, SP. (2012). Can sluggish shifting of attention lead to reading difficulties in Chinese?. Hong Kong Speech & Hearing Symposium, 2012.
  27. Law, S., Kung, C., Fung, R., Su, IF., Wong, C. (2012). Dissociation between distinctive tone production and poor tone perception in Cantonese: preliminary ERP results. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  28. Wan, LL., Dienes, Z., Fu, XL., Su, IF. (2012). EEG correlates of conscious versus unconscious knowledge in artificial grammar learning. 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, EPC 2012.
  29. Su, IF., Lau, DKY., Law, SP. (2012). Evaluation of sluggish attentional shifting hypothesis in developmental dyslexia in Chinese. 14th ICPEAL 2012 Program & Abstracts.
  30. Su, IF., Yeung, ST., Weekes, BS., Law, SP. (2012). Locus of orthographic facilitation effect in spoken word production: Evidence from Cantonese Chinese. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP-2012).
  31. Yan, N., Law, SP., Su, IF. (2012). Modulation of brain connectivity as a function of orthographic interference. 18th OHBM Annual Meeting, 2012.
  32. Fung, R., Kung, C., Law, SP., Su, IF., Wong, C. (2012). Near-merger in Hong Kong Cantonese tones: a behavioural and ERP study. The 3rd International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, TAL 2012, 第3届语言音调方面国际研讨会, TAL 2012.
  33. Su, IF., Lau, DKY., Yan, N., Law, SP., Zhang, Z. (2011). Awareness of form-sound correspondence in Chinese children with dyslexia: Preliminary results from event-related potentials and time frequency analyses. International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics Proceedings.
  34. Su, IF., Lau, KY., Zhang, Z., Law, SP. (2011). Character processing in Chinese children with reading difficulties: preliminary results from event-related potentials and time frequency analyses. 35th Annual IARLD Conference, 2011.
  35. Su, IF., To, CKS., Weekes, B. (2011). Hyperlexia in a Chinese speaking child. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  36. Law, SP., Su, IF., Mak, C. (2011). Position specification of Chinese radicals - Data from RT and ERPs. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society.
  37. Su, IF., Lee, RHM., Law, SP. (2011). Spatial specification in Chinese character recognition: The role of structural configuration and radical similarity. Neurobiology of Language Conference.
  38. Su, IF., Lau, KY., Law, SP. (2010). An event-related potential study of awareness of form-sound correspondence in Chinese children with reading disorders: Preliminary data. Neurobiology of Language Conference.
  39. Wan, L., Dienes, Z., Su, IF., Fu, X. (2010). EEG correlates of conscious versus unconscious knowledge in artificial grammar learning. Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness.
  40. Che, WC., Crepaldi, D., Su, IF., Luzzatti, C. (2010). Effects of grammatical class and morphological structure in Chinese: A mixed logit model study on picture and word naming. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  41. Su, IF., Law, SP., Weekes, BS. (2010). Interactive effects of orthography and semantics in Chinese picture naming. Abstracts of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.
  42. Che, WC., Crepaldi, D., Su, IF., Luzzatti, CG. (2010). Lexical and lexical-semantic variables affecting the performance of Chinese speakers: a mixed logit models study on picture naming and reading aloud. Meeting of the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology.
  43. Che, WC., Crepaldi, D., Su, IF., Luzzatti, C. (2010). Picture and word naming in Chinese: lexical and lexical semantic variables affecting the performance of healthy and aphasic subjects. International Science of Aphasia Conference.
  44. Yeung, CST., Su, IF., Law, SP. (2010). The locus of orthographic facilitation in speech production of Chinese: evidence from picture-word naming paradigm. Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium.
  45. Su, IF., Weekes, BS. (2009). Semantic radical consistency and character transparency effects in Chinese: an ERP study. NLC 2009 Scientific Program.
  46. Su, IF., Weekes, BS. (2009). Semantic radical effects on character categorization and character decision: evidence from EEG. NLC 2009 Scientific Program.
  47. Su, IF., Weekes, BS. (2009). The processing of semantic radicals in Chinese character identification: evidence from ERP studies. Program Book of the 13th International Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages, ICPEAL 2009.
  48. Liu, YY., Su, IF., Weekes, BS. (2008). Age of acquisition effects on Chinese character recognition: an EEG study. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia.
  49. Weekes, BS., Su, IF. (2008). The role of semantic radicals in Chinese character recognition: Behavioural and electrophysiological findings. International Journal of Psychology.
  50. Weekes, BS., Klingebiel, K., Su, IF., Zhang, Q., Zhang, X., Yin, W. (2007). Acquired dyslexia in Mongolian. Brain and Language.
  51. Su, IF., Weekes, BS. (2007). Consistency and transparency effects of semantic radicals in Chinese: Evidence from ERP. Annual Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, BACN 2007.
  52. Su, IF., Weekes, BS. (2007). Effects of frequency and semantic radical combinability on reading in Chinese: an ERP study. Brain and Language.
  53. Su, IF., Zhang, QF., Weekes, BS. (2007). Orthographic and semantic radical effects of picture-word naming in Chinese. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society.
  54. Su, IF., Weekes, B. (2007). Semantic effects on Chinese character recognition. Experimental Psychology Society Edinburgh Meeting.
  55. Bradley, V., Davies, R., Parris, B., Su, IF., Weekes, BS. (2006). Age of acquisition effects on action naming in progressive fluent aphasia. Brain and Language.
  56. Molina, AI., Su, IF., Knight, C., Holliday, R., Weekes, BS. (2006). Bilingual false recollection: an EEG study. Brain and Language.

 

Book Chapters
  1. Weekes, BS., Su, IF., To, C., Ulicheva, A. (2013). Acquired dyslexia in bilingual speakers: Implications for models of oral reading. Acquired dyslexia in bilingual speakers: Implications for models of oral reading. In Martin, D (Ed.), Researching dyslexia in multilingual settings: diverse perspectives, p. 91-114. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2013
  2. Su, IF., Klingebiel, K., Weekes, BS. (2010). Dyslexia in Chinese: Implications for connectionist models of reading. Dyslexia in Chinese: Implications for connectionist models of reading. In Brunswick, N, McDougall, S & de Mornay-Davies, P (Eds.), Reading and Dyslexia in Different Orthographies, p. 199-220. London: Psychology Press, 2010

 

Professional Community Services
Professional Societies
  1. 2012 - present: Member, International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities
  2. 2011 - present: Member, The Society for the Neurobiology of Language
  3. 07/2007 - present: Member, British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience

 

Invited Lectures & Keynote Speeches
  1. 2015-11-01: Can EEG/ERP Methods Help Us Understand Chinese Reading? Meeting of Minds seminar series, Science of Learning Strategic Research Theme (SoL-SRT). The University of Hong Kong
  2. 2014-10-01: Anomalous neural correlates of character recognition in Chinese developmental dyslexia - preliminary findingsThe Third Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  3. 2014-06-01: The Use of Electrophysiological Measures to Understand Reading Difficulties in ChineseSciences of Learning Strategic Research Theme, The University of Hong Kong
  4. 2013-02-01: Indexing sublexical access in reading Chinese: Electrophysiological correlates of radical processing in adults and developmental dyslexicsDepartment of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  5. 2012-10-01: Can sluggish shifting of attention lead to reading difficulties in Chinese?Hong Kong Speech & Hearing Symposium, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  6. 2012-05-01: Are radicals in Chinese characters position general or position specific?Psychology Departmental Seminar, Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong
  7. 2012-01-01: Are dyslexic brains wired differently? Cognitive deficits related to reading Chinese in developmental dyslexiathe Global Conference on Disorders in Auditory Processing, Literacy, Language and Related Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
  8. 2011-05-01: Cognitive Deficits in Character Recognition in Chinese Developmental Dyslexia: Data from Event-related Potentials and Time Frequency Analysis.Forum on Strategic Research Themes in Community: Communication Disorders, University of Hong Kong
  9. 2010-12-01: Using EEG-based single case study to understand language disorders.Brown Bag Seminar – Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Hong Kong
  10. 2010-08-01: The Locus of Orthographic Facilitation Effect in Spoken Word Production: Evidence from Cantonese ChineseLanguage Engineering Laboratory Seminars, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  11. 2009-11-01: Semantic Radical Processing in Chinese Character Identification: Evidence from ERP studies. (Invited Talk)Language Engineering Laboratory Seminars at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  12. 2009-06-01: The Processing of Semantic Radicals in Chinese Character Identification: Evidence from ERP studies. (Oral Presentation)Cognitive Brown Bag Seminars at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

 

Others

Scholarshub: http://hub.hku.hk/rp/rp01650

ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-4443-2012

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0594-0694

 

Supervision of Postgraduate Students

2016 – present             Lee Hyun Kyung (MPhil) (Primary Supervisor) Bilingual language processing in Korean-English Bilinguals

2015 – present             Luo Lirong (DPhil) (Primary supervisor) Chinese hyperlexia

2013 – 2016                Ekaterina Kuzmina (DPhil) (Co-Supervisor) Cognitive Neuropsychology of language and memory in Russian

2013 – 2015                Christy Lai (MPhil) (Co-Supervisor) Cantonese pragmatics

 

 

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