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Name: Qing  Zhang
Institution: University of Arizona
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State and/or Country: AZ
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Chinese sociolinguistics, language variation and Change, language and identity, globalization, ideology, gender
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: “Cosmopolitan Mandarin: linguistic practice of Chinese waiqi professionals,” Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 16 (2): 215-235.
“A Chinese yuppie in Beijing: phonological variation and the construction of a new professional identity,” Language in Society 34 (3): 431-466.
“The linguistic construction of the Tongzhi Community,” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 10 (2): 248-278 (with Andrew Wong).
Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics, Sociolinguistic Variation: Theories and Methods, Language and Gender, Language, Style and Identity, Sociolinguistic Methods, The Nature of Language
Dissertation Abstract: Changing Economy, Changing Market: A sociolinguistic study of Chinese yuppies
Academic Paper Abstract: A Chinese Yuppie in Beijing: Phonological variation and the construction of a new professional identity
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Cosmopolitan Mandarin: Linguistic practice of Chinese waiqi professionals

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