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Dr. HE Angela Xiaoxue

Dr. HE Angela Xiaoxue

Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature


Phone number34117168
ORCID number0000-0003-2679-1526



B.A. (CUHK), Ph.D. (University of Maryland)

Research area(s):

First language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language and cognition, learning and memory 

Teaching area(s):

Introductory linguistics, first language acquisition, research methods, psycholinguistics

Previously taught at:

Boston University

Selected output(s):

  1. He, A. X., & Arunachalam, S. (2023). Event end-state encoding in 13-month-olds—completed and non-completed events are different. Language and Cognition.
  2. Shi, H., He, A. X., Song, H-J., Jin, K-S., & Arunachalam, A. (2023). Learning verbs in English and Korean: The roles of word order and argument drop. Language Learning and Development.
  3. He, A. X., Luyster, R. J., & Arunachalam, S. (2022). Parental tuning of language input to autistic and nonspectrum children. Frontiers in Psychology, 13.
  4. He, A. X. (2021). Optimal input for language development: Tailor nature to nurture. Infant and Child Development, 31(1).
  5. He, A. X., Huang, S., Waxman, S. R., & Arunachalam, S. (2020). Two-year-olds consolidate verb meanings during a nap. Cognition, 198, 104205.

Current Project(s):

  1. The role of sleep in learning words and rules in early childhood. (Supported by GRF 12608923, HKD683.584)
  2. Input tailoring in parent-child real-time interaction(Supported by HKBU Start-off Tier 2 grant, HKD250,000)
  3. Mechanisms underlying language learning and use

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