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Name: Susan  Olmstead-Wang
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
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State and/or Country: AL
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Specialty: Chinese sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: Medical Doctors Using Authentic Webcast Lectures To Learn Lexical Phrases. Chapter, TESOL Classroom Practices Series, S. Rilling and M. Dantas-Whitney (forthcoming)

Reviewer, Oxford University Press, Open Forum Book 3, 2007

Book Review: Discourses in Place: Language in the Material World. Scollon, R. and Scollon, S.W. (2003). Routledge. http://linguistlist.org/issues/16-1600.html (2005)

Case Study of Developing English Second Language Medical Writing (Conditional acceptance by Journal of Second Language Writing, 5/2004).

Petrovic, J. E. and Olmstead, S. (2001). [Review of the book Language, power, and pedagogy: Bilingual children in the crossfire]. Bilingual Research Journal, 25, 405-411.

English Editor. (1978). Spoken American English, Vol. 1 and 2, Taipei, Taiwan: Hwa Hsing Printing Co., Ltd.
Courses Taught: Effective English Writing
Presenting the Professional Self
Dissertation Abstract: Constructing Sociability through Code-Switching in Mandarin-English Family Conversations
Reviewer of: Discourse: Scollon & Scollon-Wong (2004) (LL Issue 16.1600)
The Politics of Language in Chinese Education, 1895-1919 (LL Issue 20.1356)

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