Xinye Zhang

Xinye Zhang Portrait

Position Title
Graduate Student

Kerr 263


  • M.A. in Linguistics, University of California, Davis (2021)
  • M.S.Ed. in Education, Culture, and Society, University of Pennsylvania (2015)
  • B.A. in English Language and Literature, Zhejiang University, China (2013)

Research Focus

  • Sociolinguistics and Language Variation
  • Heritage Languages
  • First and Second Language Acquisition, Child Language
  • Bilingualism, Multilingualism, and Translanguaging
  • Language Teaching and Learning
  • Language Assessment


Conference Presentations

  • Zhang, X. (2021, June). The use of -le in Mandarin child language and child-directed speech. North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics 33, University of Chicago. (Virtual conference)
  • Zhang, X. (2021, June). Chinese heritage speakers as contemporary multilinguals and global citizens. Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, University of Hong Kong. (Virtual conference)
  • Li, X., Bayley, R., Zhang, X., & Cui, Q. (2021, March). Le use by Chinese learners: A variationist perspective. American Association for Applied Linguistics. (Virtual conference)
  • Zhang, X., & Hu, L. (2015, October) Intercultural Competency in Higher Education: Identity Negotiation in U.S. Classrooms. SIETAR-USA 15th Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida


  • Teaching Assistant - LIN 001 Introduction to Linguistics (2019 Fall, 2020 Winter, 2020 Spring, 2020 Fall, 2021 Spring)
  • Teaching Assistant - LIN 006 Language and Society (2021 Winter)


  • Steven Lapointe Awards, UC Davis, Linguistics, 2021
  • Provost's Fellowships in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, UC Davis 2018-2019
  • SIETAR-USA Full Scholarship for the 15th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Conference, Orland 2015