About

I am a Senior Research Fellow at Western Sydney University, in the Education & Work: Access, Equity and Pathways research theme at the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation). I am also a member of the Speech & Language Program at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development, and an associate investigator at the Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD). My research focuses primarily on children’s acquisition of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Many of my projects investigate children’s production and comprehension of different kinds of sentence structures, their understanding of logical expressions like negation and disjunction, and their ability to make inferences beyond literal meanings. Other ongoing projects investigate the meaning contributions of gestures, as well as the interaction between language and music processing.

I am also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University, where I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the CCD. Prior to moving to Australia, 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 
Email: lyn.tieu ( at ) gmail.com
Post: Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751 Australia
Office: WSU Bankstown campus, 19.G.20

When I’m not in the office, I’m usually out taking pictures of everything.

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