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Name: Chunsheng  Yang (IPA: Chunsheng Yang)
Institution: University of Connecticut
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State and/or Country: CT
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Chinese Linguistics/L/Phonetics/L/Phonology/L/Prosody/L/SLA
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: 2014. Acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones: L1 transfer or linguistic universals? Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies, 12.

2014. Language attitude toward Northeastern Mandarin and PTH by young professionals. Chinese Language and Discourse.

In press. iPad Apps for teaching and learning Chinese. In Technology and Chinese Learning. Beijing: Chinese Social Sciences Press.

2013. Acquiring the pitch patterns of L2 Mandarin Chinese. Chinese as a Second Language Research (CASLAR), 2,2: 221-242.

2013. Acquisition of three sentence-final particles by English learners. Journal of Chinese Language Teaching, 10, 1: 61-88.

2013. (with Ying Xie) Learning Chinese idioms through iPads. Language Learning & Technology, 17(2), 12-23. Retrieve from

2013. Textual conjunctives and topic-fronting devices in CFL learners’ written summaries. Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association.

Chinese Internet language: A sociolinguistic analysis of adaptations of the Chinese writing system. Language @ internet (peer-reviewed electronic journal).

An Analytic Review of Research on the Status of the Prenuclear Glides in Mandarin Chinese, Contemporary Linguistics (当代语言学)2: 144-155.

Comparisons and Contrasts of Eating-related Metaphors between Chinese and English. Foreign Languages and Their Teaching (外语教学与研究)12: 46-48.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Acquisition of L2 Mandarin Prosody
Courses Taught: Chinese
Applied linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: The Acquisition of Mandarin Prosody by American Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL)
Reviewer of: Recent Research in Second Language Phonetics/Phonology (LL Issue 22.3027)
The Six Scripts or the Principles of Chinese Writing by Tai Tung (LL Issue 24.610)
Corpus Linguistics in Chinese Contexts (LL Issue 27.1500)
Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning (LL Issue 22.4197)

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