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Name: Liang  Chen
Institution: University of Georgia
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Homepage: http://chen.myweb.uga.edu
State and/or Country: GA
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Chinese linguistics, functional linguistics, pragmatics, language acquisition
Selected Publications: *Oller, J. W, Jr. and Chen, L. (2007). Episodic organization and valid measurement. Manuscript accepted for publication. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 42, 127-144.

* Chen, L. and Whittington, D. (2006). Organizing intervention relative to the client’s personal experience: A clinical case study. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 20(7-8), 563 - 571.

* Chen, L. and Oller, J. W., Jr. (2005). Using well-chosen motion pictures in L2 classrooms. Canadian Modern Language Review, 62(2), 263-284.

* Oller, J. W., Jr., Chen, L., Oller, S. D. and Pan, N. (2005). Empirical results from a general theory of signs. Discourse Processes, 40(2): 115-144.

* Pan, N. and Chen, L. (2005). Phonological/phonemic awareness and reading: A crosslinguistic perspective. Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders, 3(2): 145-152.

*Chen, L. (2004). On text structure, language proficiency, and reading comprehension test format interactions: A reply to Kobayashi. Language Testing, 21(2): 228-234.

*Chen, L. and Pan, N. (2003). Negative effect, LF subjacency and feature movement: A comparison between French and Chinese. Journal of Cognitive Sciences 1, 124-144.

Chen, L. (2004). Review of Nunes, T. and Bryant, P. (2004) (eds.). Handbook of Children's Literacy. Kluwer Academic Publishers. http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-1228.html

Chen, L. (2004). Review of Achard, M. and Niemeier, S. (2004) (eds.). Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Teaching. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-1868.html

Chen, L. (2003). Review of Papathanasiou, I. and De Bleser, R. (2003) (eds.). The Sciences of Aphasia: From Therapy to Theory. Amsterdam/London: Elsevier Science Ltd..

Chen, L. (2003). Review of Taylor, John R. (2002). Cognitive Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics. http://linguistlist.org/issues/14/14-2587.html
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Acquisition and Use of Motion Event Expressions in Chinese
Courses Taught: Language Development
Language Science
Multicultural Issues in SLP
Dissertation Director * of: An Investigation of Native Language Vocabulary and Topic Knowledge as Predictors of Foreign Language Vocabulary Learning in Healthcare Providers
(Marcia Drumhiller, Author)
Reviewer of: Cognitive Sci/Neuroling: Papathanasiou & De Bleser (2003) (LL Issue 14.2170)
Linguistic Theories: Taylor (2002) (LL Issue 14.2587)
Applied Linguistics: Nunes & Bryant, eds. (2004) (LL Issue 15.1228)
Applied Linguistics/Language Acquisition: Achard & Niemeier, eds. (2004) (LL Issue 15.1868)
Socioling/Multilingualism: De Bot & Makoni (2005) (LL Issue 17.384)
Academic Paper Abstract: Development of English referring expressions in the narratives of Chinese–English bilinguals

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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