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Date Submitted: 10-Nov-2006
From: Zhenzhong Liu
Subject: For advice
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Institution/Organization: Tianjin Normal University

Notice: Dear Sir:


My name is Zhenzhong Liu. I am now tutoring Chinese language and Chinese
Culture as an exchange visitor in the West Kentucky Community &
Technical College. And I will be here tutoring Chinese language and
Chinese culture for a whole year.

I am emailing you to see if there is any possibility for me to have the
email address of Dr. / Prof. Jerome L. Packard. Right now, I am eager to
reach him and have a chance to study under him. I have been teaching
English in my University for 24 years, teaching the Juniors and Seniors
American Literature and tutoring the MA pursuers English Lexicology,
mainly Morphology. I have been reading Dr. Prof. Packard's books in my
daily teaching and his Book entitled The Morphology of Chinese: A
Linguistic and Cognitive Approach is adopted as one of our textbooks for
the Comparative Studies of English and Chinese languages. I wonder if I
may have the honor to have a chance to contact him and talk with him.

Thank you very much and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Zhenzhong Liu
Instructor of Chinese Culture
West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Professor of American Literature and English Lexicology
College of Foreign Languages
Tianjin Normal University
Tianjin, China