SUN He, PhD
Researcher in Early Bilingualism & Second Language Development
Hi! My name is Sun He, Sabrina. I am a Research Scientist at the Center for Research in Child Development (CRCD) of National Institute of Education. My research focus is on bilingual education for English and Mother Tongue Languages.
Sun, H. (submitted). Teacher’s linguistic features during shared book reading and preschooler’s Mandarin acquisition in Singapore.
Sun, H., Toh, W. M., & Steinkrauss, R. (2019, in press). Instructional strategies and linguistic features of preschool teacher’s shared book reading: variation, effectiveness and teacher’s characteristics. Applied Psycholinguistics.
Sun*, H., Ng, S. C., O’Brien, B.A., & Fritzsche, T. (2019, in press). Child, Family, and Preschool Factors of Ethnic Vocabulary Development among Bilingual Children with Diverse Linguistic Backgrounds. Journal of Child Language.
Sun*, H., Yussof, N., Vijayakumar, P., Lai, G., O’Brien, B. A., & Ong, Q.H. (2019). Teacher’s Code-switching and Bilingual Children’s Heritage Language Learning and Cognitive Switching Flexibility. Journal of Child Language, 1-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S030500091900059X
Rifkin-Graboi*, A., Khng, F., Cheung, P., Tsotsi, S., Sun, H., Kwok, F., Yu, Y, Xie, H; Yang, Y, & Chen, Mo. (2019). Will the future BE POSITIVE? How Early Life Parenting Signals the Developing “Pre” School Brain. Learning: Research and Practice, 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/23735082.2019.1674907
Sun*, H. (2019). Bilingual children’s Mandarin language and literacy environment at home and their Mandarin language and social-emotional skills: one stone for two birds? Frontiers in Psychology 10, 1-13. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01640/full
Sun*, H., Loh, J. Y., & Charles, A. C. (2019). Motion and sound in animated storybooks for preschooler’s total fixation time and mandarin language learning: an eye-tracking study with Singaporean bilingual children. AERA Open 5(2), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332858419848431
Sun*, H., Yussof, N., Mohamed, M., Rahim, A., Cheung, W. L., Cheong, S. A., & Bull, R. (2018). Bilingual language experience and social-emotional wellbeing: A cross-sectional study of Singapore pre-schoolers. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2018.1461802
Sun*, H., Yin, B., Amsah, F., & O’Brien, B. A. (2018). Differential effects of internal and external factors in early bilingual vocabulary learning: the case of Singapore. Applied Psycholinguistics, 39(2), 383-411. https://doi.org/10.1017/S014271641700039X
Sun*, H., Steinkrauss, R., Wieling, M., & de Bot, K. (2018). Individual differences in very young Chinese children’s English vocabulary breadth and semantic depth: Internal and external factors. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 21(4), 405-425. doi:10.1080/13670050.2016.1178706
Sun*, H., Steinkrauss, R., Cox, R., & de Bot, K. (2016). Foreign language learning as a complex dynamic system: A microgenetic case study of a Chinese child's English learning trajectory. Learning and Individual Differences, 49, p. 287-296. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2016.05.010
Sun*, H., Steinkrauss, R., Tendeiro, J., & de Bot, K. (2016). Individual differences in very young children’s English acquisition in China: Internal and external factors. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19(3), 550-566. doi:10.1017/S1366728915000243
Sun, H., de Bot*, K., & Steinkrauss, R. (2015). A multiple case study on the effects of temperamental traits in Chinese preschoolers learning English. The International Journal of Bilingualism, 19(6), 703-725. doi: 10.1177/1367006914534332.