University of British Columbia
Xin’s research investigates how early bilingualism influences children’s language and literacy acquisition. Her dissertation looked at cross-linguistic transfer effects on morphological word processing among Chinese-English and Spanish-English bilingual children with a combined behavioral and functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) neuroimaging approach. She is also broadly interested in individual and cultural differences in people’s beliefs about learning and education. Xin is currently a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Janet Werker, and she will examine the brain basis of morphological awareness among pre-literate children from diverse linguistic backgrounds.