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Xinyue Wang

Research Student,


Research Summary

Current Status

PhD (full-time) - currently registered

Research Topic

Loanword Processing by Different-script Chinese-English Bilinguals

Research Summary

My research aims to investigate the processes underlying word recognition by different-script bilinguals. Chinese-English loanwords (e.g., coffee-咖啡) will be used in isolated word recognition and sentence reading tasks to shed light on bilingual lexical access and the modulation effects of cross-linguistic lexical features (e.g., phonological overlap, semantic overlap, and word frequency) and sentence context. Hopefully, the project would offer more evidence for non-selective bilingual lexical access and the Bilingual Interactive Activation Plus (BIA+) Model.

Research Interests

Monolingual and bilingual word processing

Research Supervisor/s

Professor Kathy Conklin

Dr. Walter van Heuven

Primary Funding Source/s

University of Nottingham/UKRI International Scholarship


Ma, D., Wang, X., & Gao, X. (2022). Effects of third-language learning on inhibitory control with consideration of task complexity and language proficiency. International Journal of Bilingualism, 26(3), 286-307.

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