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Name: Haomin  Zhang
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
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State and/or Country: PA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Writing Systems
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: Zhang, H. (In Progress). Understanding with Profundity: Classifiers in Shanghainese. Linguistic Investigations: Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Korean Linguistics and the Xuzhou Conference on Linguistic Sciences (2012). The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, U.S.A

Zhang, H. (2012). Whose Job Is It? Chinese Heritage Language Acquisition and Maintenance, Chinese L2 Theory and Practice, 139-147. Chinese Language Education & Research Center (CLERC), California, U.S.A

Zhang, H. (2012). Classroom Discourse and Power: Insights into Learner Empowerment in L2 Classroom, Proceedings of 3rd International Academic Conference of Young Scientists 'Humanities and Social Sciences 2011', 240-243, Lviv, Ukraine.
Courses Taught: Chinese
Reviewer of: Bilingual Pre-Teens (LL Issue 24.676)

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