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Name: Meiyun  Chang-Smith
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: US
Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Neurolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: First Language Acquisition, Simultaneous & Subsequent Bilingual Language Development, Neurolinguistics, Generative Syntax, Chinese & English Syntax
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
New English
Selected Publications: Dissertation & Books:

1. Chang-Smith, Meiyun (2005). First Language Acquisition of Functional Categories in Mandarin Nominal Expressions: A Longitudinal Study of Two Mandarin Speaking Children. Ph.D. Dissertation, the Australian National University, Canberra.

2. Chang-Smith, Meiyun (2009). The Acquisition of Determiner Phrase in Early Child Mandarin: A Longitudinal Study of Two Mandarin Speaking Children. VDM Publishers, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-639-12941-0 [164 pages].

Refereed Journal Articles & Book Chapters:

1. Chang-Smith, Meiyun (2000). “Empirical evidence for prototypes in linguistic categorization revealed in Mandarin numeral classifiers”. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 35:2, 19-52. [Length: 11,458 words excluding Ref. & Abstract]

2. Chang-Smith, Meiyun (2010). “First language acquisition of Mandarin Determiner Phrase: comparisons between monolingual Mandarin and simultaneous bilingual Mandarin-English children”. International Journal of Bilingualism,14:1, 11-35.

3. Chang-Smith, Meiyun (Under review). “Early emergence of Determiner Phrase in child Mandarin: a longitudinal case study from the one-word stage”. Journal of East Asian Linguistics (Revised version submitted). [Length: 13,304 words excluding Ref. & Abstract]

4. Chang-Smith, Meiyun (In preparation). The Developmental Pathway of Mandarin DP and Related Driving Factors: Language Specific Features, Input Frequencies, and the Syntax-Semantics Interface”. In E. Rinke & T. Kupisch (Eds.), The Development of Grammar: Language Acquisition and Diachronic Change: Volume in Honour of Jürgen M. Meisel. John Benjamins Publishing Co.

Dissertation Abstract: First Language Acquisition of Functional Categories in Mandarin Nominal Expressions: A Longitudinal Study of Two Mandarin Speaking Children
Academic Paper Abstract: First Language Acquisition of Mandarin Determiner Phrase: Comparisons between monolingual Mandarin and simultaneous bilingual Mandarin-English children
Empirical Evidence for Prototypes in Linguistic Categorization Revealed in Mandarin Numeral Classifiers
The Acquisition of Determiner Phrase in Early Child Mandarin: A Longitudinal Study of Two Mandarin Speaking Children.



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