PhD (full-time) - currently registered
Loanword Processing by Different-script Chinese-English Bilinguals
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.
Monolingual and bilingual word processing
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.