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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, phonetics and phonology, prosody, SLA
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: 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.
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)
Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning (LL Issue 22.4197)
The Six Scripts or the Principles of Chinese Writing by Tai Tung (LL Issue 24.610)

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