Assistant Professor (Alumni)
A bit about Jacky Chan
I completed a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Developmental Disorders at Lancaster University. I then stayed on for a PhD in Psychology. Working with Professor Padraic Monaghan and Dr Marije Michel, I investigated how monolingual and bilingual/multilingual children utilise different strategies to learn the meaning of words and explored how preschool teachers could support the language development of children learning English as an additional language. My broader research interests include first and second language acquisition, language comprehension, and the role of language in cognition.
My role in LuCiD
I am a postdoc on the project Putting lexical cues into discourse context, led by Silke Brandt. In this project, we look into how language users use contextual and lexical information to understand simple and complex sentences through a mix of corpus, eye-tracking, and behavioural methods.
LuCiD publications (2) by Jacky Chan
Chan, K.C. J. , Shaw, P., Westermann, G. (2023). The sound of silence: Reconsidering infants' object categorization in silence, with labels, and with nonlinguistic sounds Cognition
Chan, K.C.J., Monaghan, P., & Michel, M. (2022). Adapting to children’s individual language proficiency: An observational study of preschool teacher talk addressing monolinguals and children learning English as an additional language Journal of Child Language, 1-26, 105305.