Office: SLHS C305
Dr. Kan’s general research interests involve child language learning, language disorders, and bilingualism. Her current research focuses on cognitive and language processing in monolingual and bilingual children. Specifically, she examines the roles of language experience and cognitive processing ability in language learning. In her research projects she works extensively with children who speak a minority language at home from birth and start to learn English as a second language in school settings. In addition, she has worked clinically with bilingual children and adults in medical settings as well as in educational settings. In her recent work she examines developing bilingual children’s skills in learning new spoken words in their home language and in their second language.
More information can be found on her Child Language and Learning Lab website.