Wenjia Cai

Thesis title: Sentence processing in the first language attrition, the role of language, experience and cognitive load

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details

Address

Street

1.15 Dugald Stewart Building

City
3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AD

Qualifications

Associate Fellowship, AdvanceHE

Undergraduate teaching

  1. 2018-2019 Sem1 Lingusitics and English Language 1A, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  2. 2017-2018 Sem2 Linguistics and English Language 1B, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  3. 2017-2018 Sem1 Linguistics and English Language 1A, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  4. 2016-2017 Sem2 Linguistics and English Language 1, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  5. 2016-2017 Sem1 Linguistics and English Language 1, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Professional Development Training

  1. 2018-present Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA), Fellowship
  2. 2017-2018 Introduction to Academic Practice (IntroAP), Associate Fellowship
  3. 2016-2017 Teaching Award 2017, nominated, Best student who tutors, University of Edinburgh  

Postgraduate teaching

JUN 2017 Teaching assistant, Data analyzing workshop: "Transparent practices for protecting your research from bias", organized by Dr. Candice Morey, and Dr. Cyril Pernet, University of Edinburgh

Past PhD students supervised

AUG 2017 Co-supervisor, MSc dissertation in Developmental Linguistics, “L2 English article use by L1 speakers of article-less languages: A learner corpus study", University of Edinburgh

Project activity

PhD project: Sentence processing in the first language attrition, the role of language, experience and cognitive load

Past project grants

1. 2016-2018 Research support grants, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
2. 2017 Training and development grants, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
3. 2013-2014 The Eric Liddell China Saltire Scholarship, University of Edinburgh

Conference details

  1. MAR 2019 “Not necessary language ‘attrition’: On-line reflexive processing among Mandarin- English late bilingual speakers”, poster presented at the 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Colorado Boulder, March 29 – March 31 (https://www.colorado.edu/event/cuny2019/program)
  2. OCT 2017 “First language attrition at the interface among Chinese-English late bilingual speakers”, talk presenting at workshop The selectivity of native language attrition, University of Edinburgh (http://www.bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk/workshop-selectivity-native-language-attrition/)
  3. JUN 2017 “First language attrition at the interface among Chinese-English late bilingual speakers”, poster presenting at Bilingualism vs. Monolingualism: A New Perspective on Limitations to L2 Acquisition, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès (https://blogs.univ-tlse2.fr/bimo2017/en/programme/accepted-abstracts/)
  4. JUN 2017 “Who is ziji ‘self’? Binding interpretations of Chinese-English late bilinguals”, poster presented at International Symposium of Bilingualism, University of Limerick (https://isb11dotcom.wordpress.com/)
  5. MAY 2016 “First language attrition at two interfaces: Binding interpretations of ziji ‘self’ by Chinese-English late bilinguals”, talk presented at Interfaces in Linguistics, 6th JèTou Young Researchers Conference, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès (http://jetou2017.free.fr/program.htm)

Organiser

  1. JUN 2018 Organizer of “Writing for Publication Workshop”, SGSSS Summer School 2018 (https://www.socsciscotland.ac.uk/skills_and_training/summer_school)
  2. JUN 2018 Organizer of “Data Reporting Workshop”, in collaboration with the PPLS Writing Centre (https://writingcentre.ppls.ed.ac.uk/)
  3. SEP 2017 Co-organizer of Statistics and Software Support Initiative (SASSI) 
  4. JUN 2017 Committee member of Linguistics and English Language, Postgraduate Conference 2017, University of Edinburgh (http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/~pgc/)

Participant

Third International Conference on Language Attrition (ICLA3) https://languageattrition.org/icla3/

Prof Antonella Sorace

Dr Andrea E Martin-Nieuwland

Dr Patrick Sturt