Seminar by Dr. Anastasia Ulicheva from the University of Hong Kong “Reading aloud across languages: theories and methods”
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.
On Saturday, November 14, Dr. Anastasia Ulicheva from the University of Hong Kong“ held a seminar, devoted to "Reading aloud across languages: theories and methods”.
In this seminar Anastasia Ulicheva gave a brief introduction to the psychological science of reading, focusing mainly on reading aloud. She discussed research and theories of skilled and developing reading, in particular, those dealing with its cross-linguistic aspects. She reviewed experimental and computational methods used in this domain of study.
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.