Dr Lyn Tieu

Research Program: Speech and Language


I joined Western Sydney University in 2017 as the Research Theme Fellow in the Education & Work theme. I am based in the School of Education, and am a School-based member of MARCS. Prior to joining WSU, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders at Macquarie University (2016-2017) and in the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France (2014-2016). I completed my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Connecticut in 2013, with a dissertation focused on children's acquisition of semantics.

Research Interests

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.


- PhD in Linguistics, University of Connecticut (2013)

- Postdoctoral fellowship, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University (2016-2017)

- Postdoctoral fellowship, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (2014-2016)


Senior Research Fellow


For a full listing of my publications, please visit my Google Scholar page.

Contact Lyn

Phone+61 2 9772 6747
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)
RoomClub Mac 19.G.20