I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
My research is in the area of child language development, with a focus on the acquisition of semantics. I am interested in children’s interpretations of logical expressions, their ability to compute various kinds of inferences beyond literal meanings, and the developmental trajectory that the child learner takes towards an adult-like semantics. My research studies investigate topics such as logical connectives, polarity-sensitive items, scalar implicatures, and presuppositions, and typically involve behavioral experiments with preschool-aged children.
Prior to joining Macquarie University, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (LINGUAE group) at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. I completed my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Connecticut in 2013.
Contact information lyn.tieu ( at ) gmail.com Department of Cognitive Science Australian Hearing Hub 16 University Avenue Macquarie University NSW 2109 Australia
When I’m not in the office, I’m usually out taking pictures of everything.