Shenai Hu is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca. She earned her PhD in Linguistics in the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Milan-Bicocca in 2014, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics, University of Verona in 2015.
Her research interests are in the areas of child language and language disorders with a special focus on bilingual children. She is particularly interested in how aspects of language form – syntax in particular – interact with other aspects of language development. She is presently interested in investigating reading disability and specific language impairment in Chinese-Italian bilingual children.