Carnegie Mellon University

Xiaomeng Li

Xiaomeng Li

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Ph.D. (in progress) Carnegie Mellon University, Second Language Acquisition, MSc. University of Oxford, Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, BA Renmin University of China, English Languages


I am a doctoral student of Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University. I earned my master's degree in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (ALSLA) in the Department of Education, University of Oxford. My research interests are primarily in second language reading, especially in second language visual word recognition and cross-linguistic comparison of writing systems. My research was awarded the Best ALSLA dissertation prize by the University of Oxford and was or will be presented in Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), and Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA).

  • Second Language reading and literacy
  • Word recognition
  • Writing System
  • Elementary Chinese for Heritage Students
  • Cultural Roots: Chinese Language and Culture for Heritage Learners

Department Member Since 2018