BA, MSc, AFHEA, PhD
First language acquisition; Second language acquisition; Language impairment (pathology); Heritage language acquisition; Child bilingualism; Syntactic processing in language comprehension and production; Eye-movement during reading and listening (both children and adults).
Narrowly defined, heritage speakers are individuals who were raised in homes where a language other than the dominant community language was spoken, resulting in some degree of bilingualism in the home language (also referred to as the heritage language) and the societal dominant language. Child heritage speakers are early bilinguals who acquire their heritage language from birth and the societal dominant language at the same time or later through education. Child heritage speakers have been found to have difficulties acquiring their heritage language, although with drastic individual variability.
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD; sometimes referred to as Specific Language Impairment or SLI in the research literature) affects approximately 7% of the child population. Children with DLD have an impairment of language comprehension, language production, or both in the absence of hearing impairment, the absence of a general developmental delay (i.e., a normal performance IQ), the absence of any neurological impairment (e.g., perinatal bleeds, seizure disorders), and no diagnosis of autism. Our understanding of DLD is still in progress. However, if you are ever concerned with a child's language development, please do consider reaching out to a specialist. For more information about DLD, click on this link
Jiuzhou Hao and Vasiliki Chondrogianni (2021). The development of Mandarin non-canonical word orders in Mandarin-English Child Heritage Speakers. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
Jiuzhou Hao, Vasiliki Chondrogianni and Patrick Sturt (Under Review). Non-canonical word orders in Mandarin-speaking children with and without Developmental Language Disorders. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Jason Rothman, Fatih Bayram, Vincent DeLuca, Grazia Di Pisa, Jon Andoni Duñabeitia, Khadij Gharibi, Jiuzhou Hao, Nadine Kolb, Maki Kubota, Tanja Kupisch, Tim Laméris, Alicia Luque, Brechje van Osch, Sergio Miguel Pereira Soares,Yanina Prystauka, Deniz Tat, Aleksandra Tomić, Toms Voits, Stefanie Wulff (Accepted) Monolingual comparative normativity in bilingualism research is out of “control”: Arguments and alternatives. Applied Psycholinguistics
Jiuzhou Hao, Vasiliki Chondrogianni and Patrick Sturt (In prep). Linguistic and non-linguistic factors in child heritage speakers' production: A priming study. tbc
Jiuzhou Hao, Vasiliki Chondrogianni and Patrick Sturt (In prep). The online and offline comprehension of non-canonical word orders in Mandarin-English Child Heritage Speakers. tbc
Jiuzhou Hao (2020). Learning your first language isn’t always successful: Comparing monolingual children with Specific Language Impairment and Child Heritage Speakers. U-Lingua, Issue 3, Page 23.
Jiuzhou Hao2020). Mandarin non-canonical word orders in child heritage speakers: The role of cross-linguistic influence. Heritage Language Lab, University of Alberta.
Jiuzhou Hao and Vasiliki Chondrogianni (2020). The development and processing of Mandarin non-canonical word orders in child heritage speakers. Bilingualism Research Group, University of Edinburgh.
Jiuzhou Hao, Vasiliki Chondrogianni and Patrick Sturt (2022). The production and processing of non-canonical structures in Mandarin-English Heritage Children. 4th International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children. UiT the Arctic University of Norway. Tromsø, Norway
Jiuzhou Hao, Vasiliki Chondrogianni and Patrick Sturt (2022). Non-canonical word orders in Mandarin-speaking children with Developmental Language Disorder. The 35th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing. UC Santa Cruz
Jiuzhou Hao and Vasiliki Chondrogianni (2020). The development of Mandarin non-canonical word orders in child heritage speakers. Boston University Conference on Language Acquisition. Boston.
Jiuzhou Hao and Vasiliki Chondrogianni (2020). Processing non-canonical word order in Mandarin-English child heritage speakers. LEL PG Conference. Edinburgh.
Jiuzhou Hao (2019). A new syntactic analysis of Mandarin Passives. 7th Manchester Forum in Linguistics (mFiL). Manchester