Peter Xiao Luo

Peter Xiao Luo , Ph.D.

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Xiao (Peter) Luo received his Ph.D. in Educational Studies (Second Language Studies concentration) from School of Education, University of Cincinnati (UC) in 2021. Since 2016, he has also been working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (sole instructor) at the Center for English as a second language (ESL), teaching ESL reading & writing and oral communication courses to undergraduate and graduate international students attending UC. His research interests include Second Language Acquisition (SLA), second language reading and writing, psycholinguistics, teaching/learning Chinese, English, and Korean as a second/foreign language, and East Asian linguistics. His research skills include quantitative research, Mixed Methods Research (MMR), statistical data analysis using R, and programming psycholinguistic experiments using Inquisit 6. He published one book chapter with his advisor and two other papers. He also presented his research with his advisor at international and national conferences, such as AAAL (the American Association for Applied Linguistics) and SLRF (Second Language Research Forum). His academic advisor is Professor Hye K. Pae. 

Education

Ph.D.: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 2021 (Second Language Studies (EDST, GPA 3.95/4.0))

M.A. (with Distinction): The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong S.A.R., 2015 (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (GPA 3.75/4.0))

Graduate Certificate: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 2018 (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (K-12))

Research and Practice Interests

Research Interests:
Psycholinguistics
Second Language Acquisition (English, Chinese, and Korean as L2)
Second Language Reading and Writing
East Asian Linguistics

Research Skills:
Quantitative research methods
Data analysis using R
Programming psycholinguistic experiments using Inquisit 6

Positions and Work Experience

2016 -2021 , Graduate Teaching Assistant (Sole Instructor), Teaching or taught the following courses: ESL2089; ESL1068; ESL1072; ESL1073; ESL7072; ESL7073, Center for English as a Second Language (ESL), University of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

2015 -2016 , Teaching Assistant, Assisted in the teaching of the following courses: (1) CBS10B3 East Asia: Towards a Global Community with Cultural Diversity (Undergraduate); (2) Introductory and Intermediate Korean courses in the Korean Minor Programme (Undergraduate), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong S.A.R.

Research Support

Luo, X., & Pae, H. K. (2020). CECH 2019-2020 Graduate Student and Faculty Research Mentoring Grant (1,000 USD). College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), University of Cincinnati.

Luo, X., & Pae, H. K. (2018). CECH 2017-2018 Graduate Student and Faculty Research Mentoring Grant (1,000 USD). College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), University of Cincinnati.

GSGA Research Travel Grant for attending national and international conferences supported by Graduate Student Governance Association (GSGA) and School of Education, University of Cincinnati, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Publications

Other Publications

Luo, X., Yang, Y., & Sun, J. (2018. ) A study on the Korean and Chinese pronunciations of Chinese characters and learning Korean as a second language .Proceedings of the 32nd Pacific Asia conference on language, information and computation , 428 -436 Association for Computational Linguistics

Luo, X., Yang, Y., Sun, J., & Chen, N. (2019. ) Correspondence between the Korean and Mandarin Chinese pronunciations of Chinese characters: A comparison at the subsyllabic level .Buckeye East Asian linguistics, 4 ,46 -56 Ohio State University Libraries

Book Chapter

Pae, H.K., Kim, S.-A., & Luo, X. (2018 ) Constituent processing or gestalt processing? How native Korean speakers read mutilated words in English. In H. K. Pae (Ed.), Writing systems, reading processes, and cross-linguistic influences: Reflections from the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages .(pp. 335 -352).Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins Publishing Company (Co-Author)

Presentations

Paper Presentations

Luo, X. (2021. ) A study on ESL learners’ use of textual and interpersonal Themes in oral English narratives . Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics 2021 Conference (AAAL 2021). Virtual Conference, United States.

Luo, X. & Pae, H. K. (2020. ) Neighborhood size effects on L2 Chinese phonogram and word reading . Paper presented at the 2020 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF 2020). Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Luo, X., Sun, J., & Xia, D. (2020. ) ESL learners’ use of Theme in spoken English narratives . Paper presented at the 2020 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF 2020). Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Luo, X. (2020. ) Theme choices in CSL writing and cross-linguistic effects: A corpus-based study . Paper presented at the 32nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.

Luo, X. (2020. ) Effectiveness of phonetic radicals: A comparison between Cantonese and Mandarin . Paper presented at the Third Forum on Cantonese Linguistics. The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.

Luo, X., & Pae, H. K. (2020. ) The orthographic consistency effect and neighborhood size effect in reading Chinese as a second language . Paper presented at 2020 Spring Research Conference. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Luo, X., & Xia, D. (2019. ) Textual Theme in ESL writing: A pilot study from the systemic functional linguistic perspective . Paper presented at the 2019 Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MWERA 2019). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Luo, X., Yang, Y., & Sun, J. (2018. ) A study on the Korean and Chinese pronunciations of Chinese characters and learning Korean as a second language . Paper presented at the 32nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 2018). The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong S.A.R.

Luo, X., & Yang, Y. (2018. ) Pronunciation of initial consonants in Chinese characters: Correspondence between Chinese and Korean based on the new HSK vocabulary . Paper presented at International Conference of Chinese Language Teaching and Research (ICCLTR 2018). University of California, Santa Barbara, California.

Luo, X., Yang, Y., Sun, J., & Chen, N. (2018. ) A descriptive study on the Chinese pronunciation of Korean Hanja at the syllable level .Poster session presented at the Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum 3 (BEAL Forum 2018). The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Luo, X., Sun, J., & Pae, H. K. (2018. ) Cross-linguistic effects: Differences in rhetoric structures among native speakers of Chinese, Korean, and English . Paper presented at 2018 Spring Research Conference. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

Luo, X., & Pae, H. K. (2017. ) The role of the top part of the word in reading: How native and nonnative speakers of English process partial texts in English . Paper presented at 2017 Spring Research Conference. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Luo, X., Pae, H. K., & Kim, S.-A. (2017. ) Partial information and gestalt perception: How native and nonnative speakers of English process mutilated texts in English . Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics 2017 Conference (AAAL 2017). Portland, Oregon.

Yang, N., Headley, G., & Luo, X. (2021. ) A mixed methods study on prior language input, inner speech, and college EFL reading fluency . Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics 2021 Conference (AAAL 2021). Virtual Conference, United States.

Sun, J., Pae, H. K., & Luo, X. (2020. ) The effects of intra-word structures on Chinese compound word recognition among native and nonnative readers . Paper presented at the 2020 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF 2020). Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Yang, N., Han, S., Headley, G., Luo, X., & Williams, K. (2020. ) Chinese college students’ inner speech and ESL reading fluency: A mixed methods study . Paper presented at the 2020 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF 2020). Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Yang, N., Rmanayake, S., Zhang, J., Zhao, W., Luo, X., & Williams, K. (2020. ) Inner speech in L2 sentence comprehension: The roles of inhibitory control and working memory . Paper presented at the 2020 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF 2020). Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Yang, N., Han, S., Luo, X., Williams, K., & Mckinley, K. (2019. ) A mixed-methods study on inner speech: An overlooked construct in Chinese ESL students’ English reading . Paper presented at China English Language Education Association (CELEA) 2019. Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China.

Xia, D., & Luo, X. (2019. ) EFL students’ voice construction in reflective writing . Paper presented at the 2019 Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (MWERA 2019). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Xia, D., Ai, H., & Luo, X. (2019. ) Lexical bundles in authentic and classroom business letters . Paper presented at the 2019 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF 2019). Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Nguyen, T., Pae, H. K., Sun, J., & Luo, X. (2019. ) The use of argument structures by native and nonnative speakers of English: Topic-prominent versus character-prominent narrative .Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Service

Speech Therapy: Learning through Community Service, Speech Therapy Unit (STU), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2015 -2015

Graduate Student Association (GSA), College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, University of Cincinnati, Vice President 2018 -2019

Courses Taught

-ESL-1068 FOUND ACAD READ/WRI Level:Undergraduate

-ESL-2089 INTER COMP INTL ST Level:Undergraduate

-ESL-1072 FOUND ACAD ORAL COM Level:Undergraduate

-ESL-1073 SUCCESS ACAD ORAL Level:Undergraduate

-ESL-7072 FOUND ACAD ORALITY Level:Graduate

-ESL-7073 SUCCESS ACAD ORAL Level:Graduate