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ZhangZheng-Sheng Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor & Program Advisor
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-1912
Location: SHW 218 

Dr. Zhang obtained his BA in English from Capital Normal University in Beijing China and Ph.D. in Linguistics from Ohio State University. He is currently Professor of Chinese in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University. His research interests include the structure of the Chinese language, language teaching pedagogy and technology for language teaching and research. His recent linguistic research investigates stylistic variation in written Chinese, using corpus and statistical methods. His monograph Dimensions of Variation in Written Chinese will be published by Routledge of UK in fall 2016. He has coauthored a book on natural language processing in Chinese and co-authored a series of teacher’s handbooks for Integrated Chinese, the most used Chinese language textbook in the US. Since 2009, he has been Editor-in- Chief of the journal Chinese as a Second Language, Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA.



Ruey-Jiuan Regina Wu, Ph.D.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-2735
Location: SHW 242

Ruey-Jiuan Regina Wu is Professor of Chinese and Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University. She received a Master’s degree in TESOL from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. Prior to joining SDSU in 1999, Professor Wu has taught at UCLA and the University of Washington. She has served, by invitation, as the external evaluator for the 2005 Chinese Summer Institute on Pragmatics in the Chinese as a Foreign Language Classroom, jointly sponsored by the East Asian National Research Center and the National Foreign Language Research Center of the University of Hawaii-Manoa. She has also participated in several language testing projects, including the co-development of a nation-wide preparation test for the SAT-II Chinese Language Test, and has also been involved in projects related to K-12 Chinese language education and teacher-training in the San Diego area.

Professor Wu’s research centers on the naturalistic study of language use. Her research interests include conversation analysis, pragmatics, functional linguistics, and language assessment. Her book, Stance in Talk: A conversation analysis of Mandarin final particles (2004, John Benjamins), explores how participants in Mandarin conversation display stance in the unfolding development of action and interaction through the use of two Mandarin final particles, and is one of the pioneering conversation analytic studies of Mandarin Chinese.