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Research Associate

Dr. Chuanli Zang

Research Associate

School of Psychology

Darwin Building, DB207

+44 (0) 1772 89 4473

czang@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Psychology

Dr Chuanli Zang works in School of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire with Professor Simon Liversedge on a grant supported by Economic & Social Research Council.

Chuanli is research active in the Vision, Cognition and Neuroscience group.

Full Profile

Dr Chuanli Zang works in School of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire with Professor Simon Liversedge on a grant supported by Economic & Social Research Council.

Chuanli started her academic career at the Academy of Psychology and Behavior, Tianjin Normal University, China where she received her PhD in Psychology (2010). During her studies, she received a China Scholarship Council (CSC) grant to allow her to work with Professor Liversedge in the School of Psychology, University of Southampton for a year (2009-2010). Since then she has been a Visiting Academic at the University of Southampton. After her PhD, she started her position at Tianjin Normal University as a lecturer (2010) and later became an Associate Professor (2013). From 2016 to 2017, she obtained a CSC grant to support a collaborative research visit to the University of Southampton.

Chuanli is interested in eye movements during reading, and in particular investigating how readers foveally and parafoveally process words and Multi-Constituent Units during natural Chinese reading. Her interests include word segmentation, saccade targeting and parafoveal processing in reading. Recently she has developed an interest in the use of co-registration methodology (i.e., eye movements and Fixation-Related Potentials) to investigate the processes that underlie reading.

Qualifications

  • PhD.Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China, 2010
  • MEd Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China, 2007
  • BSc Yantai Normal University, Yantai, China, 2004

Publications

Zang, C., Fu, Y., Bai, X., Yan, G.,  & Liversedge, S.P. (2018). Investigating word length effects in Chinese reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, in press.

Zang, C., Zhang, M., Bai, X., Yan, G., Angele, B., & Liversedge, S.P. (2018). Skipping of the very high frequency structural particle de in Chinese reading, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(1), 152-160.

Zang, C., Wang, Y., Bai, X., Yan, G., Drieghe, D., & Liversedge, S.P. (2016). The use of probabilistic lexicality cues for word segmentation in Chinese reading, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(3), 548-560.

Zang, C., Zhang, M., Bai, X., Yan, G., Paterson, K.B., & Liversedge, S.P. (2016). Effects of word frequency and visual complexity on eye movements of young and older Chinese readers, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(7), 1409-1425.

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Research

Activities

She reviews for research journals including Cognition, JEP: LMC, JML, QJEP, JECP, M&C, APP, VC, R&W, JCP, JRiR, PLoS ONE, Peer J, etc.

Projects

Chuanli is working on the project “Processing Multi-Constituent Units in Chinese Reading: An Eye Movement Investigation” funded by ESRC.

Chuanli is always interested to talk to students wishing to carry out research in her area.  If you are interested in carrying out research for a PhD under Chuanli's supervision, please contact her via email.

Conferences

She regularly attends major international conferences including European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), China International Conference on Eye Movements (CICEM), annual Psychonomic Society (PS) meetings and the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) meetings. Some of the presentations were listed below that was given at these conferences recently.

  • Zang, C., Fu, Ying., & Liversedge, S.P. (2017). Investigating word length in Chinese reading: Evidence from eye movements, Paper presented at the 19th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), Wuppertal, Germay, August 20-24, 2017.
  • Zang, C., Du, Hong., & Liversedge, S.P. (2017). Word skipping in Chinese reading: The role of high-frequency preview and syntactic felicity, Paper presented at the 19th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), Wuppertal, Germay, August 20-24, 2017.
  • Zang, C., Zhang, M., Bai, X., Yan, G., Angele, B., & Liversedge, S.P. (2016). The skipping of the structural particle de (的) and other high frequency words in Chinese reading. Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, London, UK, January 4-6.
  • Zang, C. (2016). Word segmentation in Chinese reading: The role of probabilistic lexicality cues.  Paper presented at the 7th China International Conference on Eye Movements, Changchun, China, May 28-30. Keynote Talk.
  • Zang, C., Zhang, L., Zhang, M., Bai, X., Yan, G., & Zhou, X. (2016). Processing pragmatic constraints during on-line reading of Chinese: An eye tracking study of the Chinese “lian…dou…” structure. Paper presented at the 7th China International Conference on Eye Movements, Changchun, China, May 28-30.
  • Zang, C., Zhang, M., Bai, X., Yan, G., Angele, B., & Liversedge, S.P. (2015). The skipping of the function word “De”(的) in Chinese reading. Paper presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, November 19-22, 2015.