Dr. Zhang holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, and an MA in English Language and Literature from the Tianjin Normal University, China. She has experience teaching English as a foreign language at the university level in China, as well as teaching Chinese as a foreign language at the university level in the US. Her research interests include phonetics, speech perception, Chinese linguistics, and second language acquisition.
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Dec 2012
M.A., English Language and Literature, Tianjin Normal University, China Jul 1999
B.A., English Language and Literature, Xinjiang University, China Jul 1994
Lecturer – College English (2015-present)
Center for Language Education, Southern University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Courses taught: College English (Reading & Writing), English for Academic Purposes, TOEFL Preparation, English Pronunciation
Graduate Student Instructor – Linguistics (2006-2012)
Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Course taught (discussion sections): Introduction to Language, Introduction to Linguistic Analysis, Sound Patterns
Graduate Student Instructor – Chinese (Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Winter 2009)
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Course taught (sections): First Year Chinese
Lecturer – English (1999-2005)College of Foreign Languages, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China
PARTICIPATION IN PROJECTS
2015-2017 Participated in “MOOC-based Teaching Models of College English at SUSTech” – a teaching reform project funded by the Department of Education of Guangdong Province.
2015-2016 Participated in “Research and Practice of Flipped Classroom in EAP” – a project of Education and Research Planning of Shenzhen in 2015
2003-2008 Participated in the project “An Optimality Theory Analysis of Neutral Tones in Chinese” supported by National Social Science Foundation
2002-2005 Project Leader in “An Experimental and Phonological Analysis of Neutral Tones in Urumqi Dialects” supported by Tianjin Normal University Foundation for Young Scholars
Xinting, Zhang. (2002). An Experimental Analysis of Tones in Urumqi Chinese Dialects. Language and Translation, 2002(1), 34-39.
Xinting, Zhang. (2002). A review of Roca (ed.): Deviations and Constraints in Phonology (1997). Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 34(5), 377-379.
(10/2011) Cue-weighting in the perception of prosodic phrase boundaries in English and Chinese. Presented at Mid-Continental Phonetics & Phonology Conference, Urbana-Champaign, UIUC
(05/2010) Revisiting “Pairwise Variability Indexes” as a measure of rhythmic classifications. Presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL 18), Harvard University
(01/2009) Lexical decision in Standard Chinese – Factors influencing speed and accuracy. Presented at Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, San Francisco. (06/2006) An Experimental Study of Tone 2 Sandhi in Standard Chinese. Presented at the 18th North America Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL 18), Bellingham, WA
(06/2008) Lexical decision in Standard Chinese. Presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL 16), Beijing, China (05/2007) Beat-sharing in poetry: An experimental study. Presented at Experimental Approaches to Optimality Theory (ExpOT), Ann Arbor, Michigan
(06/2006) An Experimental Study of Tone 2 Sandhi in Standard Chinese. Presentedat the 18th North America Conference on Chinese Linguistics(NACCL 18), Bellingham, WA