Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics
Dr. Hang Zhang’s research interests include second language phonology and Chinese language pedagogy. She is especially interested in investigating interlanguage tonal grammars from the perspective of linguistic universals. Her current research focuses on the second language acquisition of Mandarin Chinese sound system by different types of non-tonal language speaking learners. In addition to research, Dr. Hang Zhang also enjoys teaching Chinese as a foreign language and Chinese linguistics. Prior to joining the faculty of George Washington University, she had taught a variety of Chinese courses at Zhejiang University in China, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.