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Kan, Pui Fong Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr Kan's research focuses on language learning in children who learn one language (L1) at home from birth and start to learn a second language (L2) during childhood. Her current projects explore two main areas in developing children: (1) the contribution of bilingual and bicultural experience to the development of cognitive and linguistic skills and (2) the dynamic relationship between the existing cognitive-linguistic system and the new linguistic knowledge. Currently she is working on a research project examining the language skills in Cantonese-English bilingual children from six Head Start centers in San Francisco, CA. The results of this project will serve as a baseline for identifying sequential bilingual children who have language disorders.

keywords

  • Bilingualism, Child language development, Language Disorders

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Teaching

courses taught

  • SLHS 4849 Independent Study for Undergraduates (Spring 2019)
  • SLHS 5848 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • SLHS 6000 Problems in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (Spring 2019)
  • SLHS 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • SLHS 7849 Independent Study 1, PhD (Spring 2019)
  • SLHS 8918 Practicum 3: Classroom Instruction (Spring 2019)
  • SLHS 8928 Practicum 3: Research Coordination (Spring 2019)
  • SLHS 4502 Language Disorders: Child and Adult (Spring 2018)
  • SLHS 4849 Independent Study for Undergraduates (Spring 2018)
  • SLHS 5352 Bilinguals with Communication Disorders (Spring 2018)
  • SLHS 5848 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • SLHS 6000 Problems in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (Spring 2018)
  • SLHS 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • SLHS 7849 Independent Study 1, PhD (Spring 2018)
  • SLHS 8918 Practicum 3: Classroom Instruction (Spring 2018)
  • SLHS 8928 Practicum 3: Research Coordination (Spring 2018)

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