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Name: Yi  Xu
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: AZ
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: second language acquisition theories, corpus linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Chinese, Yue
Selected Publications: Chuenwattanapranithi, S., Xu, Y., Thipakorn, B. and Maneewongvatana, S. (2008). Encoding emotions in speech with the size code — A perceptual investigation. Phonetica 65: 210-230.
Prom-on, S., Xu, Y. and Thipakorn, B. (2009). Modeling tone and intonation in Mandarin and English as a process of target approximation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 125: 405-424.
Xu, Y. (1997). Contextual tonal variations in Mandarin. Journal of Phonetics 25: 61-83.
Xu, Y. (2005). Speech melody as articulatorily implemented communicative functions. Speech Communication 46: 220-251.
Xu, Y. (2009). Timing and coordination in tone and intonation--An articulatory-functional perspective. Lingua 119(6): 906-927.
Xu, Y. and Liu, F. (2006). Tonal alignment, syllable structure and coarticulation: Toward an integrated model. Italian Journal of Linguistics 18: 125-159.
Xu, Y. and Liu, F. (2007). Determining the temporal interval of segments with the help of F0 contours. Journal of Phonetics 35: 398-420.
Xu, Y. and Sun, X. (2002). Maximum speed of pitch change and how it may relate to speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 111: 1399-1413.
Xu, Y. and Wang, Q. E. (2001). Pitch targets and their realization: Evidence from Mandarin Chinese. Speech Communication 33: 319-337.
Xu, Y. and Xu, C. X. (2005). Phonetic realization of focus in English declarative intonation. Journal of Phonetics 33: 159-197.

Xu, Y. (2007). Teaching materials and authentic language: A case study of sentences from corpora. In Cheng, A., He, W., & Mu, L. (Eds.) Essays on teaching Chinese to American students. (pp.239-244). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Xu, Y. (2007). Re-examining the effects and affects of electronic peer reviews in a freshmen composition class. The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal. 7(2): 1-21.

Xu, Y. (2005). Counting and measuring of eventualities in Chinese and English. North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics-17 Proceedings: 446-462.

Selected public presentations:
Xu, Y. (2008). The syntax, psycholinguisitcs, and second language acquisition of Chinese relative clauses. Paper presented at the SLAT Roundtable. University of Arizona.

Xu, Y. (2007). Re-examination of sentence: Evidence from corpora. Paper presented at ACTFL Convention. San Antonio, Texas.

Xu, Y. (2006). Learner corpora and theories of L2 syntax --A look into the relative clause errors in CLEC. Paper presented at American Association of Applied Corpus Linguistics 2006. Northern Arizona University.
Courses Taught: SLAT596y Topics in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (taught together with Dr. L. Waugh and Dr. R. Ariew)

ENGL101/102 Freshmen Composition

ENGL107/108 Freshmen Composition for ESL students

ESL 087 Comprehensive iBT TOEFL Preparation (taught at Pima Community College)

Simplified Chinese Level 8 (taught at Tucson Chinese School)
Reviewer of: Second Language Interaction in Diverse Educational Contexts (LL Issue 24.3064)

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