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Department of Education

Sin Hang Nicole Law

Doctoral Student

College Affiliation: St Cross College

Nicole is a DPhil student at the Department of Education. Her research interests lie in statistical learning, orthographic learning, and language acquisition.

Before starting her DPhil at Oxford, Nicole completed her MSc in Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. She then returned to Hong Kong to work as a lab manager and research assistant at the University of Hong Kong on a project that examines the relationship between theory of mind, executive functions and literacy in school-aged children with autism. Nicole’s experience has inspired her to continue her research on language acquisition. Ultimately, Nicole wishes to bring more positive impacts to children with special educational needs through her research on language acquisition.


Statistical learning in orthographic learning and its contribution to the development of literacy-related skills

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