Li Sheng

Associate Professor

Communication Sciences & Disorders
The Tower at STAR
100 Discovery Boulevard, 532
Newark, DE 19713
P: 302-831-3879
E: lsheng@udel.edu

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Research Interests

  • Language development
  • Language disorders
  • Bilingualism
  • Assessment

Honors, Awards, and Major Professional Offices Held

  • Editor, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2017-present
  • Presidential Fellowship, University of Delaware, to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar on Education for Tomorrow’s World, 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of a significant contribution to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and to the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 2015
  • Meritorious poster award, “A robust demonstration of the cognate facilitation effect in first language and second language naming”. The Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2015
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2014-2016
  • Visiting Professor, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, 2014-present
  • Shanghai Ministry of Education Key Project Grant, “Development of Practical Evaluation Tools for Shanghai Preschoolers”. Role: Co-PI, 2015-2018.
  • Department of Education Training Grant, “Language Evaluation Appraisal and Development in Educational Research (LEADER)”. Role: Faculty Mentor, 2014-2019
  • Faculty Research Assignment, College of Communication, the University of Texas-Austin, 2014-2015
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, “Lexical-semantic knowledge in Mandarin-English and Spanish-English bilingual children: A comparative study”. Role: PI, 2012-14
  • Junior Faculty Fellowship, College of Communication, the University of Texas-Austin, 2009-2010

Recent Publications

 

  1. Sheng, L., (2018). Typical and atypical lexical development. In A. Bar-On & D. Ravid (Ed.), Handbook of communication disorders: Theoretical, empirical, and applied linguistic perspectives (pp.101-116). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
  2. Kastenbaum, J., Bedore, L., Peña, E., Sheng, L., Mavis, I., Sebastian-Vaytadden, R.,Rangamani, G., Vallila-Rohter, S., & Kiran, S. (2018). The influence of proficiency and language combination on bilingual lexical access. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Published online 7 May 2018.
  3. Hao, Y., Bedore, L., Sheng, L., & Peña, E.D. (2018). Narrative skills in two languages of Mandarin-English bilingual children. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Published online 8 March 2018. DOI: 10.1080/17549507.2018.1444092
  4. Hao, Y., Sheng, L., Zhang, Y., Jiang, F., de Villiers, J., Lee, W., & Liu, X., A Narrative Evaluation in Mandarin-speaking Children with Language Impairment. (2018). Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Published online 26 January 2018. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-L-16-0367
  5. Guo, F., Zheng, L., & Sheng, L. (2018). The impact of family cultural capital on 5-6 year-old children’s vocabulary ability. Early Childhood Education, Issue 753-754, 77-81. [Chinese]
  6. Yang, J., Zheng, L., & Sheng, L. (2018). A comparison between adult and peer influence on preschoolers’ conversational skill development. Research in Preschool Education, Issue 277, 49-63. [Chinese]
  7. Yang, M., Cooc, N., & Sheng, L. (2017). Cross-linguistic transfer between Chinese and English: A meta-analysis. Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education.2:15. DOI 10.1186/s40862-017-0036-9
  8. Reetzke, R., Lam, B., Xie, Z., Sheng, L., Chandrasekaran, B. (2016). Effect of simultaneous bilingualism on speech intelligibility across different masker types, modalities, and signal-to-noise ratios in children. PLoS ONE, 11(12): e0168048. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168048.
  9. Mann, W., Sheng, L., & Morgan, G. (2016). Lexical semantic organization in American Sign Language and English acquiring children: Evidence from a repeated meaning association task. Language Learning, 66, 872-899.
  10. Lam, B.P.W., & Sheng, L. (2016). The development of morphological awareness in young bilinguals: Effects of age and L1 background. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59, 732-744.
  11. Sheng, L., Lam, B.P.W., Cruz, D., & Fulton, A. (2016). A robust demonstration of the cognate facilitation effect in first language and second language naming. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 141, 229-238. doi: 1016/j.jecp.2015.09.007
  12. Sheng, L., & Lam, B.P.W. (2015). Slot-filler and taxonomic organization: The role of contextual experience and maternal education. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 5, 128-138.
  13. Reetzke, R., Zou, X., Sheng, L, & Katsos, N. (2015). Communicative development in bilingually exposed children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 813-825.
  14. Sheng, L., Byrd, C.T., McGregor, K.K., Zimmerman, H., & Bludau, K. (2015). List memory in young adults with language learning disability. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 336-344.
  15. Byrd, C.T., Sheng, L., Ratner, N.B., Gkalitsiou, Z. (2015). Veridical and false recall in adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 28-42.
  16. Hao, Y., Sheng, L., & Gao, L. (2014). Mandarin-speaking children’s pronoun interpretation. Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development, 2 (6), 1-23.
  17. Sheng, L. (2014). Lexical-semantic skills in bilingual children who are becoming English-dominant: A longitudinal study. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17, 556-571.
  18. Li, F., & Sheng, L. (2014). The development of semantic category knowledge in Mandarin-English bilingual children in the United States. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 46, 89-102. [Chinese].
  19. Sheng, L., Lu, Y., & Gollan, T.H. (2014). Assessing language dominance in speakers of Mandarin-English: Convergence and divergence between subjective and objective measures. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17, 364-383.
  20. Sheng, L. (2014). Semantic development in children with language impairments. In P. Brooks, V. Kempe, & J.G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of language development (pp.534-538). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
  21. Sheng, L., Bedore, L.M., Peña, E.D., & Fiestas, C.E. (2013). Semantic development in Spanish-English bilingual children: Effects of age and language experience. Child Development, 84, 1034-1045.
  22. Sheng, L., Bedore, L.M., Peña, E.D., & Taliancich-Klinger, C. (2013). Semantic convergence in Spanish-English bilingual children with primary language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 766-777.

Publications (* indicate a student author)

  1. Lam, B.P.W., & Sheng, L. (Accepted). The development of morphological awareness in young bilinguals: Effects of age and L1 background. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
  2. Sheng, L., Lam, B.P.W., Cruz, D., & Fulton, A. (Accepted). A robust demonstration of the cognate facilitation effect in L1 and L2 naming. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. doi: 1016/j.jecp.2015.09.007
  3. Sheng, L., & Lam, B.P.W. (2015). Slot-filler and taxonomic organization: The role of contextual experience and maternal education. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology. Published online 24 April 2015.
  4. Reetzke, R., Zou, X., Sheng, L, & Katsos, N. (2015). Communicative development in bilingually exposed children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 813-825.
  5. Sheng, L., Byrd, C.T., McGregor, K.K., Zimmerman, H., & Bludau, K. (2015). List memory in young adults with language learning disability. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 336-344.
  6. Byrd, C.T., Sheng, L., Ratner, N.B., Gkalitsiou, Z. (2015). Veridical and false recall in adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 28-42. [Impact Factor: 2.745]
  7. Hao, Y., Sheng, L., & Gao, L. (2014). Mandarin-speaking children’s pronoun interpretation. Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development, 2 (6), 1-23.
  8. Sheng, L. (2014). Lexical-semantic skills in bilingual children who are becoming English-dominant: A longitudinal study. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17, 556-571. [Impact Factor: 2.229]
  9. Li, F., & Sheng, L. (2014). The development of semantic category knowledge in Mandarin-English bilingual children in the United States. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 46, 89-102. [Chinese].
  10. Sheng, L., Lu, Y., & Gollan, T.H. (2014). Assessing language dominance in speakers of Mandarin-English: Convergence and divergence between subjective and objective measures. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17, 364-383. [Impact Factor: 2.229]
  11. Sheng, L., Bedore, L.M., Peña, E.D., & Fiestas, C.E. (2013). Semantic development in Spanish-English bilingual children: Effects of age and language experience. Child Development, 84, 1034-1045. [Impact Factor: 4.915]
  12. Sheng, L., Bedore, L.M., Peña, E.D., & Taliancich-Klinger, C. (2013). Semantic convergence in Spanish-English bilingual children with primary language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 766-777. [Impact Factor: 2.745]
  13. Peña, E.D., Bedore, L.M. & Sheng, L. (2012). Differentiating language difference versus language impairment in young dual language learners. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series No. 14, 16-29.
  14. Sheng, L., Peña, E.D., Bedore, L.M., & Fiestas, C.E. (2012). Semantic deficits in Spanish-English bilingual children with language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 1-15. [Impact Factor: 2.745]
  15. Sheng, L., Lu, Y., & Kan, P.F. (2011). Lexical development in Mandarin-English bilingual children. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 14, 579-587. [Impact Factor: 2.229]
  16. Sheng, L., & McGregor, K.K. (2010). Object and action naming in children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53,1704-1719. [Impact Factor: 2.745] McGregor, K.K.,
  17. Rost, G., Guo, L.Y., & Sheng, L. (2010). What compound words mean to young children with SLI. Applied Psycholinguistics, 31, 463-487. [Impact Factor: 1.391]
  18. Sheng, L., & McGregor, K.K. (2010). Lexical-semantic organization in children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 146-159. [Impact Factor: 2.745]
  19. Shepard, S.D., & Sheng, L. (2009). Vocabulary intervention for elementary and secondary school students who are English language learners: A review of research. Evidence-Based Practice Briefs, 4(4), 1-13.
  20. McGregor, K.K., Sheng, L., & Ball, T. (2007). Complexities of expressive word learning over time. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 38, 353-364. [Impact Factor: 1.520]
  21. Sheng, L., McGregor, K.K., & Marian, V. (2006). Lexical-semantic organization in bilingual children: Evidence from a repeated word association task. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 49, 572-587. [Impact Factor: 2.745]
  22. McGregor, K.K., Sheng, L., & Smith, B. (2005). The precocious two year old: Status of the lexicon and links to the grammar. Journal of Child Language, 32, 563-585. [Impact Factor: 1.44]
  23. Sheng, L., McGregor, K.K., & Xu, Y. (2003). Prosodic and lexical-syntactic aspects of the therapeutic register. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 17, 355-363. [Impact Factor: 0.783]
  1. Sheng, L., (forthcoming). Typical and atypical lexical development. In A. Bar-On & D.
  2. Ravid (Ed.), Handbook of communication disorders: Theoretical, empirical, and applied linguistic perspectives. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
  3. Sheng, L. (2014). Semantic development in children with language impairments. In P.
  4. Brooks, V. Kempe, & J.G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of language development (pp.534-538). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
  5. Peña, E. D., Kester, E. S., & Sheng, L. (2012). Semantic development in Spanish-English bilinguals: Theory, assessment, and intervention. In B.A. Goldstein (Ed.), Bilingual language development & disorders in Spanish-English speakers, 2nd edition (pp.131-149). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  6. Capone, N., & Sheng, L. (2010). Individual differences in word learning: Implications for clinical practice. In A. Weiss (Ed.), Perspectives on individual differences affecting therapeutic change in communication disorders (pp.29-56). London: Psychology Press.

Peer Reviewed Presentations  

  1. Bedore, L., Hao, Y., Sheng, L., & Peña, E. (2015, November). Age, Experience, & Vocabulary Influences on Mandarin Macrostructure in Mandarin-English Bilingual Children’s Narratives. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Denver, Colorado.
  2. Hao, Y., Bedore, L., Sheng, L., & Peña, E. (2015, November). The Role of Age & Experience in Mandarin Microstructure in Mandarin-English Bilingual Children’s Narratives. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Denver, Colorado.
  3. Kastenbaum, J., Kiran, S., Vallila-Rohter, S., Peña, E., Bedore, L., & Sheng, L., (2015, November). The Influence of Language Combination & Proficiency on Bilingual Lexical Access. Talk to be presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Denver, Colorado.
  4. Sheng, L., Lam, B.P.W., Cruz, D., & Fulton, A. (2015, November). A robust demonstration of the cognate facilitation effect in L1 and L2 naming. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Denver, Colorado.
  5. Kastenbaum, J., Kiran, S., Rohter, S.V., Pena, E.D., Bedore, L., & Sheng, L. (2015, September). The Influence of Language Combination and Proficiency on Bilingual Lexical Access. Poster to be presented at the International Symposium of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech, Chania, Crete, Greece. Zhang, Y., Xu, X., Jiang, Y., Sun, W, Wang, Y., Song, Y., Dong, S., Zhu, Q., Jiang, F., & Sheng, L. (2015, August). Early language development of Chinese children: Use of a parent report instrument. Talk to be presented at the 23rd annual conference of International Association for Chinese Linguistics, Seoul, South Korea.
  6. Sheng, L. (2015, August). Lexical-Semantic Representation in Mandarin-English Bilinguals. Talk to be presented at the 23rd annual conference of International Association for Chinese Linguistics, Seoul, South Korea.
  7. Lam, -W., & Sheng, L., (2015, August). Developmental patterns of vocabulary breadth and depth in Mandarin-English and Spanish-English bilingual children: Nouns are special. Talk to be presented at the 23rd annual conference of International Association for Chinese Linguistics, Seoul, South Korea.
  8. Byrd, C.T., Sheng, L., Ratner, N.B., Gkalitsiou, Z. (2014, November). Veridical and false recall in adults who stutter. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, Florida.
  9. Mann, W, Sheng, L., & Morgan, G. (2014, July). Comparing Deaf and Hearing Children’s Lexical Semantic Organization in American Sign Language and English. Poster presented at the 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  10. Peña, E.D., Bedore, L.M., Sheng, L., McKinney, K. & Pecile, A. (2014, July). Development of category knowledge: Differential impacts of language ability and language experience. Talk presented at the 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  11. P.-W., & Sheng, L., (2014, July). The use of compounding and derivational word formation rules in young Mandarin-English and Spanish-English bilingual children. Talk presented at the 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  12. Zheng, L., Sheng, L., & Xu, F. (2014, July). Breadth and Depth of Vocabulary and Oral Narrative Abilities in Young Mandarin-Speaking Children. Poster presented at the 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  13. Sheng, L., & Cruz, D.F. (2014, July). Do cognates facilitate L1 and L2 lexical access in young Spanish-English bilingual children? Talk presented at the 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  14. Fulton, A.C., Lam, P.-W., & Sheng, L. (June, 2014). The influence of linguistic typology on application of word formation rules in young Mandarin-English and Spanish-English bilingual children. Poster presented at the 35th annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin.
  15. Lam, P.-W., Fulton, A.C., & Sheng, L. (June, 2014). Uniqueness and universality of lexical semantic development in monolingual and bilingual children. Poster presented at the 35th annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin.
  16. Panjwani, S., Sheng, L., & Hyderali, S. (2014, February). Developing a naming test for Urdu-English bilinguals: A preliminary study. Poster presented at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association 58th Annual Convention, Houston, Texas.
  17. Lam, P.-W., Zheng, L., & Sheng, L. (2013, June). Expressive and receptive vocabulary in young Mandarin-speaking children. Talk presented at the 4th China Interantianal Conference on Speech Therapy, Yichang, China.
  18. Reetzke, R., Katsos, N., Zou, X., & Sheng, L. (2013, June). Social Abilities in Chinese Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Talk presented at the 4th China Interantianal Conference on Speech Therapy, Yichang, China. (Awarded outstanding paper by the conference organizer).
  19. Kim, S., Marquardt, T.P., & Sheng, L. (2013, June). Generative Naming in Korean-English Bilingual Speakers. Poster presented at the 9th International Symposium of Bilingualism, Singapore.
  20. Lam, P.-W., & Sheng, L. (2013, June). The use of compounding and derivational word formation rules in Mandarin-English and Spanish-English bilingual children. Talk presented at the 9th International Symposium of Bilingualism, Singapore.
  21. Bludau, K., Blau, M., Voss, K., & Sheng, L., (2013, June). Language learning disability and memory performance in young adults. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  22. Rasansky, B., Pina, A., Lam, P.-W., Li, F., & Sheng, L., (2013, June). L1 background affects bilingual children’s abilities to produce complex English words. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  23. Mann, W., Sheng, L., & Morgan, G. (2013, April). New Evidence for Amodality: Lexical-Semantic Organization in American Sign Language and English. Poster presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  24. Sheng, L. (2012, June). Lexical-semantic skills in bilingual children who are becoming English-dominant: A longitudinal study. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  25. Lu, Y., & Sheng, L. (2012, June). The development of grammar in Mandarin-English bilingual children: Evidence from story telling and story retelling tasks. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  26. Mann, W., & Sheng, L. (2012, June). Measuring deaf children’s ability to form categorical relations in British Sign Language. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  27. Sheng, L., Bedore, L., Peña, E. D., & Fiestas, C. (2011, November). Semantic development in Spanish-English bilingual children: Effects of age and language experience. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.
  28. Fiestas, C., Bedore, L., Peña, E. D., & Sheng, L. (2011, November). The definition skills of bilingual children: Age & language experience. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.
  29. Lu, Y., & Sheng, L. (2011, November). Lexical-semantic development in Mandarin-English bilingual children. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.
  30. Lu, Y., & Sheng, L. (2011, June). Taxonomic knowledge in Mandarin-English bilingual Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  31. Sheng, L., & Lu, Y. (2010, November). When the L2 becomes the L1: Shifts in lexical dominance in Mandarin-English bilingual children. Talk presented at a symposium on Vocabulary Development & Function in Bilinguals: Comparisons Across the Life Span, the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  32. Sheng, L., Byrd, C., Ratner, N. B., & Dearden, E. (2010, November). False memory in children with SLI and children who stutter. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  33. Fiestas, C., Bedore, L., Peña, E. D., & Sheng, L. (2010, November). The definition skills of bilingual children with language impairment. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  34. Byrd, C., Sheng, L., Anderson, J., & Hudson, S. (2010, November). Word Recognition in children cho stutter and children with SLI. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  35. Kiran, S., Peña, E. D., Bedore, L. M., & Sheng, L. (2010, October). Evaluating the relationship between category generation and language use and proficiency. Poster presented at the Donostia Workshop on Neurobilingualism, San Sebastian, Spain.
  36. Sheng, L., (2010, July). Lexical development in Mandarin-English bilingual children: Effects of age, language, and modality. Talk presented at the Research in Reading Chinese and Related Asian Languages (RRC) Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  37. Sheng, L., Lu, Y., & Chan, C. Y. (2010, June). Vocabulary development in Mandarin-English bilingual children. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  38. Sheng, L., Bedore, L., & Peña, E. D. (2009, June). Depth of semantic knowledge in Spanish-English bilingual children with specific language impairment. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  39. Sheng, L., Bedore, L., & Peña, E. D. (2008, December). Lexical-semantic organization in Spanish-English bilingual children. Talk presented at the Conference on Bilingual Acquisition in Early Childhood, Hong Kong, China.
  40. Sheng, L., & McGregor, K. K. (2008, June). Lexical retrieval and semantic organization in children with and without SLI. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  41. Sheng, L., & McGregor, K. K. (2008, June). The effects of word class, word frequency, and lexical neighborhood density on normal and impaired word retrieval. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  42. Sheng, L., & McGregor, K. K. (2007, June). Lexical-semantic organization in children with specific language impairment. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  43. Sheng, L., McGregor, K. K., & Marian, V. (2007, March). Bilingualism promotes semantic organization and cognitive flexibility: Evidence from word association and nonverbal classification. Talk presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Boston, MA.
  44. McGregor, K. K., Sheng, L., & Ball, T. (2006, July). Complexities of word learning over time. Talk presented at the Child Language Seminar, New Castle, UK.
  45. Sheng, L., McGregor, K. K., & Marian, V. (2006, May) Cognitive flexibility in bilingual children. Poster presented at the Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  46. Sheng, L., McGregor, K. K., & Marian, V. (2005, July). Bilingual and monolingual semantic development: Evidence from a repeated word association task. Talk presented at the 10th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin, Germany.
  47. McGregor, K. K., Sheng, L., Graham, A., Riley, K. G., & Keegan, M. (2004, November). The role of frequency and context in learning the phonology and semantics of words. Talk presented at the annual convention of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association.
  48. Sheng, L., McGregor, K. K., Marian, V., & Grohne, K. (2004, June). Semantic organization in young Mandarin-English bilingual children: L1, L2 and best performance. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  49. Sheng, L., Marian, V., McGregor, K. K., & Grohne, K. (2004, May). Semantic organization in bilinguals and monolinguals: Is there a bilingual advantage? Poster presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.
  50. McGregor, K. K., Sheng, L., & Smith, B. (2003, July). Individual differences in adherence to lexical principles at age two. Poster presented at the Child Language Seminar, New Castle, UK.
  51. Marian, V., Faroqi-Shah, Y., Sheng, L., Shildkrot, E., & Hirsch, J. (2002, August). One brain, two languages: Cortical similarities and differences in bilinguals. Poster presented at the 2002 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  52. Sheng, L., Xu, Y., & McGregor, K. K. (2002, May). Prosodic and lexical-syntactic aspects of the therapeutic register. Poster presented at the 9th Conference of International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, Hong Kong, China.
  53. Marian, V., Sheng, L., & Faroqi-Shah, Y. (2002, May). An fMRI study of language and hemispheric organization during semantic, phonological, and orthographic processing in bilinguals. Poster presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  54. Marian, V., Faroqi-Shah, Y., & Sheng, L. (2002, May). Cortical organization of first and second languages in bilinguals: examining centers of activation in the inferior frontal gyrus. Poster presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.