Associate Professor Mark Antoniou
MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development
I am an Associate Professor within The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development. My research encompasses cognitive, neuroscientific, and developmental aspects of language learning and use, including bilingualism. I am at the forefront of research exploring the potential benefits of foreign language training in older adults to promote healthy brain function, counteract age-related cognitive decline, and halt the progression of neurodegenerative disease (e.g., dementia). My expertise concerns the processing of speech, and how language experience interacts with cognitive abilities to determine performance under different listening conditions and in different populations, including clinical populations (e.g., autism). I also use computational linguistic techniques to predict mental status from language use patterns.
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- PhD University of Western Sydney
- BAP University of Western Sydney
- BSOCS University of Western Sydney
Organisational Unit (School / Division)
- MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development
|Phone:||(02) 9772 6673|
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Chapters in Books
- Chen, J., Best, C. and Antoniou, M. (2021), 'Predicting potential difficulties in second language lexical tone learning with support vector machine models', Learning Technologies and Systems: 19th International Conference on Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2020 and 5th International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education, SETE 2020 Ningbo, China, October 22-24, 2020, Proceedings, Springer Nature 9783030669058.
- Antoniou, M. (2018), 'Speech perception', The Listening Bilingual: Speech Perception, Comprehension, and Bilingualism, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118835777.
- Pino Escobar, G., Tuninetti, A., Antoniou, M. and Escudero, P. (2023), 'Understanding preschoolers' word learning success in different scenarios : disambiguation meets statistical learning and ebook reading', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 14 .
- Liu, L., Yuan, C., Ong, J., Tuninetti, A., Antoniou, M., Cutler, A. and Escudero, P. (2022), 'Learning to perceive non-native tones via distributional training : effects of task and acoustic cue weighting', Brain Sciences, vol 12, no 5 .
- Lam-Cassettari, C., Peter, V. and Antoniou, M. (2021), 'Babies detect when the timing is right : evidence from event-related potentials to a contingent mother-infant conversation', Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, vol 48 .
- Dwyer, A., De Almeida Neto, A., Estival, D., Li, W., Lam-Cassettari, C. and Antoniou, M. (2021), 'Suitability of text-based communications for the delivery of psychological therapeutic services to rural and remote communities : scoping review', JMIR Mental Health, vol 8, no 2 .
- Chen, J., Best, C. and Antoniou, M. (2020), 'Tone differentiation as a means for assessing non-native imitation of Thai tones by Mandarin speakers', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 148, no 4 .
- Chen, J., Best, C. and Antoniou, M. (2020), 'Native phonological and phonetic influences in perceptual assimilation of monosyllabic Thai lexical tones by Mandarin and Vietnamese listeners', Journal of Phonetics, vol 83 .
- Antoniou, M. (2019), 'The advantages of bilingualism debate', Annual Review of Linguistics, vol 5 , pp 395 - 415.
- Wong, P., Ou, J., Pang, C., Zhang, L., Tse, C., Lam, L. and Antoniou, M. (2019), 'Language training leads to global cognitive improvement in older adults : a preliminary study', Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, vol 62, no 7 , pp 2411 - 2424.
- Zeng, Z., Kalashnikova, M. and Antoniou, M. (2019), 'Integrating bilingualism, verbal fluency, and executive functioning across the lifespan', Journal of Cognition and Development, vol 20, no 5 , pp 656 - 679.
- Wong, P., Ou, J., Pang, C., Zhang, L., Tse, C., Lam, L. and Antoniou, M. (2019), 'Foreign language learning as potential treatment for mild cognitive impairment', Hong Kong Medical Journal, vol 25, no 5, Suppl 7 , pp 41 - 43.
- Antoniou, M. and Chin, J. (2018), 'What can lexical tone training studies in adults tell us about tone processing in children?', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 9 .
- Maggu, A., Wong, P., Antoniou, M., Bones, O., Liu, H. and Wong, F. (2018), 'Effects of combination of linguistic and musical pitch experience on subcortical pitch encoding', Journal of Neurolinguistics, vol 47 , pp 145 - 155.
- Antoniou, M. and Wright, S. (2017), 'Uncovering the mechanisms responsible for why language learning may promote healthy cognitive aging', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 8 .
- Antoniou, M. and Wong, P. (2016), 'Varying irrelevant phonetic features hinders learning of the feature being trained', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 139, no 1 , pp 271 - 278.
- Antoniou, M., Ettlinger, M. and Wong, P. (2016), 'Complexity, training paradigm design, and the contribution of memory subsystems to grammar learning', PLoS One, vol 11, no 7 .
- Maggu, A., Liu, F., Antoniou, M. and Wong, P. (2016), 'Neural correlates of indicators of sound change in Cantonese : evidence from cortical and subcortical processes', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol 10 .
- Antoniou, M., Wong, P. and Wang, S. (2015), 'The effect of intensified language exposure on accommodating talker variability', Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, vol 58, no 3 , pp 722 - 727.
- Antoniou, M. and Wong, P. (2015), 'Poor phonetic perceivers are affected by cognitive load when resolving talker variability (L)', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 138, no 2 , pp 571 - 574.
- Antoniou, M., Liang, E., Ettlinger, M. and Wong, P. (2015), 'The bilingual advantage in phonetic learning', Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, vol 18, no 4 , pp 683 - 695.
- Antoniou, M., To, C. and Wong, P. (2015), 'Auditory cues that drive language development are language specific : evidence from Cantonese', Applied Psycholinguistics, vol 36, no 6 , pp 1493 - 1507.
- Tyler, M., Best, C., Goldstein, L. and Antoniou, M. (2014), 'Investigating the role of articulatory organs and perceptual assimilation of native and non-native fricative place contrasts', Developmental Psychobiology, vol 56 , pp 210 - 227.
- Antoniou, M., Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2013), 'Focusing the lens of language experience : perception of Ma'di stops by Greek and English bilinguals and monolinguals', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 133, no 4 , pp 2397 - 2411.
- Antoniou, M., Gunasekera, G. and Wong, P. (2013), 'Foreign language training as cognitive therapy for age-related cognitive decline : a hypothesis for future research', Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol 37, no 10 , pp 2689 - 2698.
- Antoniou, M., Tyler, M. and Best, C. (2012), 'Two ways to listen : do L2-dominant bilinguals perceive stop voicing according to language mode?', Journal of Phonetics, vol 40, no 4 , pp 582 - 594.
- Antoniou, M., Best, C., Tyler, M. and Kroos, C. (2011), 'Inter-language interference in VOT production by L2-dominant bilinguals : asymmetries in phonetic code-switching', Journal of Phonetics, vol 39, no 4 , pp 558 - 570.
- Antoniou, M., Best, C., Tyler, M. and Kroos, C. (2010), 'Language context elicits native-like stop voicing in early bilinguals' productions in both L1 and L2', Journal of Phonetics, vol 38, no 4 , pp 640 - 653.
- Chen, J., Ni, T., Kasisopa, B., Antoniou, M. and Best, C. (2021), 'SVM-based evaluation of Thai tone imitations by Thai-naive Mandarin and Vietnamese speakers', Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association. Annual Summit and Conference, Tokyo, Japan.
- Asano, Y., Yuan, C., Grohe, A., Weber, A., Antoniou, M. and Cutler, A. (2020), 'Uptalk interpretation as a function of listening experience', International Conference on Speech Prosody, Tokyo, Japan.
- Chen, J., Best, C. and Antoniou, M. (2019), 'Cognitive factors in Thai-naive Mandarin speakers' imitation of Thai lexical tones', INTERSPEECH (Conference), Graz, Austria.
- Chen, J., Best, C., Antoniou, M. and Kasisopa, B. (2018), 'Cross-language categorisation of monosyllabic Thai tones by Mandarin and Vietnamese speakers : L1 phonological and phonetic influences', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Coogee, N.S.W..
- Chin, J. and Antoniou, M. (2018), 'Tone training for native speakers of tonal and nontonal languages', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Coogee, N.S.W..
- Ninkovic, D., Hill, A. and Antoniou, M. (2018), 'Tailoring language training to prevent cognitive overload and improve phonetic learning outcomes', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, N.S.W..
- Cutler, A., Burchfield, L. and Antoniou, M. (2018), 'Factors affecting talker adaptation in a second language', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, N.S.W..
- Burchfield, L., Luk, S., Antoniou, M. and Cutler, A. (2017), 'Lexically guided perceptual learning in Mandarin Chinese', INTERSPEECH (Conference), Stockholm, Sweden.
- Antoniou, M. and Blair, M. (2016), 'Tailoring phonetic learning to the needs of individuals on the basis of language aptitude', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Parramatta, N.S.W..
- Tyler, M., Kawase, S. and Antoniou, M. (2014), 'Does immersion experience reduce /r/-/l/ category overlap for Japanese learners of English?', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Christchurch, N.Z..
- Tyler, M., Best, C., Goldstein, L., Antoniou, M. and Krebs-Lazendic, L. (2008), 'Six and twelve-month-olds' discrimination of native versus non-native between- and within-organ fracative plast contrasts', Interspeech 2008, Brisbane Australia.
- Antoniou, M., Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2008), 'Perceptual evidence of Modern Greek voiced stops as phonological categories', Interspeech 2008, Brisbane Australia.
- Antoniou, M., Best, C., Tyler, M. and Kroos, C. (2008), 'Effects of linguistic context on Greek-English bilingual production of voice onset time', Laboratory Phonology 11, Victoria University: Wellington, New Zealand.
|Title:||Do cognitive effects of language learning depend upon language typology?|
|Western Researchers:||Mark Antoniou and Anne Cutler|
|Years:||2019-06-30 - 2024-12-31|
|Title:||A study into the delivery of e-mental health services to remote and rural farming communities|
|Western Researchers:||Mark Antoniou, Dominique Estival, Weicong Li and Anne Dwyer|
|Years:||2019-04-01 - 2020-09-30|
|Title:||Cracking the code of successful language learning|
|Western Researchers:||Mark Antoniou|
|Years:||2015-01-05 - 2018-06-30|
|Title:||Trialling the Listen N Talk app with culturally and linguistically diverse seniors in western Sydney|
|Western Researchers:||Caroline Jones, Mark Richards, Clair Hill and Mark Antoniou|
|Years:||2021-07-01 - 2022-06-30|
|Title:||Smart Watch Digital Health Technology for Next Generation Psychological Virtual Care|
|Western Researchers:||Gough Lui, Paul Breen and Mark Antoniou|
|Years:||2021-05-03 - 2021-07-16|
|Thesis Title:||Spoken language processing in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.|
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|Thesis Title:||Development of L2 English Morphology among Hong Kong Deaf Children|
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|Thesis Title:||Bilingual language control and executive functions|
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|Thesis Title:||What Does Lexical Retrieval Performance in Children and Young Adults Say About Developmental Bilingualism?|
|Field of Research:||Speech Pathology|
|Title:||Living a culture How learning Chinese makes life easier|
|Description:||Blog post citing my work concerning the advantages of bilingualism|
|Title:||The benefits of failing French|
|Description:||New York Times op-ed citing my work on the effects of language learning on the older adult brain|
|Title:||UWS impresses research council|
|Description:||News article covering my ARC DECRA success|