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Ping Li
Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Information Sciences and Technology

Department of Psychology
Pennsylvania State University
452 Moore Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 863-3921
Fax:(814)863-7002
E-mail: pul8@psu.edu

Research Interests:

Cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, bilingualism, computational and neural mechanisms of language acquisition


Recent Publications:

Grosjean, F., & Li, P. (2013). The psycholinguistics of bilingualism. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Li, P., & MacWhinney, B. (2013). Competition model. In C.A. Chapelle (ed.), The encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley Online Library: DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0168).

Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2013). Connectionism. In C.A. Chapelle (ed.), The encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley Online Library: DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0186).

Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2013). Connectionist models of second language acquisition. In M.P. Garcia Mayo, M. Junkal, G. Mangado, & M. Adrian (eds.), Contemporary approaches to second language acquisition (pp. 177-198). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: John Benjamins.

Li, P. (2013). Computational modeling of bilingualism. A special issue of Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16(2), 241-441.

Xu, G., Zhang, L., Shu, H., Wang, X., & Li, P. (2013). Access to lexical meaning in pitch-flattened Chinese sentences: An fMRI study. Neuropsychologia, 51, 550-556.

Yue, Q., Zhang, L., Xu, G., Shu, H., & Li, P. (2013). Task-modulated activation and functional connectivity of the temporal-frontal areas during speech comprehension. Neuroscience, 237, 87-95.

Zhao, X., & Li, P. (2013). Simulating cross-language priming with a dynamic computational model of the lexicon. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16, 288-303.

Li, P. (2012). Neuro-computational approaches to Chinese. In C.F. Sun, W. S-Y Wang, & Y. Tsai (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Li, P., & MacWhinney, B. (2012). Competition model. In C.A. Chapelle (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (in press). Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Li, P., & . Marrongelle, K. (2012). Having Success with NSF: A Practical Guide. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Li, P., Shu, H., & Liu, Y. (2012). Neurocognitive approaches to the processing of Chinese. In J. Huang, A. Li, & A. Simpson (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Li, P., & Tokowicz, N. (2012). The psycholinguistics of second language acquisition. In P. Robinson (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2012). Connectionist approaches to bilingual lexical representation. In J. Altarriba & R. Heredia (eds.), Understanding Bilingual Memory: Theory and Application. Springer Science Publishers.

Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2012). Connectionism. In M. Aronoff (ed.), Oxford bibliographies online. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (www.oxfordbibliographies.com)

Yang, J., & Li, P. (2012). Brain networks of explicit and implicit learning. PLoS One, 7, e42993. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042993

Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Shu, H., Xi, J., Wu, H., Zhang, Y., & Li, P. (2012). Universality of categorical perception deficit in developmental dyslexia: An investigation of Mandarin Chinese tones. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology.

Zhang, L., Xi, J., Wu, H., Shu, H., & Li, P. (2011). Electrophysiological evidence of categorical perception of Chinese lexical tones in attentive condition. NeuroReport. 23, 35-39.

Yang, J., Tan, L., & Li, P. (2011). Lexical representation of nouns and verbs in the late bilingual brain. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24, 674-682.

He, H.B., Li, P., & Wang, H.W. (2011). Advances in knowledge discovery and data analysis for artificial intelligence. Journal of Experimental and Artificial Intelligence, 23 (1), 1-136.

Zhang, L., Xi, J., Xu, G., Shu, H., Wang, X., & Li, P. (2011). Cortical dynamics of acoustic and phonological processing in speech processing. PLoS One, e20963. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020963.

Liu, Y., Hao, M., Li, P., & Shu, H. (2011). Timed picture naming norms for Mandarin Chinese. PLoS One, 6, e16505.

Zhao, X., Li, P., & Kohonen, T. (2011). Contextual self-organizing map: Software for constructing semantic representation. Behavior Research Methods, 43, 77-88.


Current Grants:

2013-2015 Co-PI, National Research Council, Taiwan: (NT10,000,000 per annum). "Advanced Joint Center for the Study of Learning Sciences" (PI: Yaoting Sung, National Taiwan Normal University, Co-PI, David Monk, Ping Li, Penn State)