HZhang

Hang Zhang

Title:
Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics
Office:
Rome Hall 460
Phone: 202-994-7103
Email:
hangz@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Second language acquisition; Tones; Chinese linguistics; Chinese language pedagogy. 

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 tone and intonation 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 for 16 years.

Curriculum Vitae available.

Education

MA and PhD in Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Publications

(Forthcoming) “The Effect of Theoretical Assumptions on Pedagogical Methods: A Case Study of Second Language Chinese Tones.” International Journal of Applied Linguistics.

(Forthcoming) “Dissimilation in the Second Language Acquisition of Chinese Tones.” Second Language Research.

(Forthcoming) “Focal Prominence Marking in Second Language Chinese Tones.” In Integrating Chinese Linguistics Research and Language Learning and Teaching, ed. by Tao, H., John Benjamins.

“Positional Effects in Second Language Chinese Tones.” Journal of Chinese Language Teaching, Vol.12, No. 2, pp.1-30 (2015). 

 “The Third Tone: Allophones, Sandhi Rules and the Pedagogy.” Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association, Volume 49:1, pp.117-145 (2014).

“An OT Account of the Second Language Acquisition of Mandarin Tone Pairs.” in Cardoso, W. (ed.) The Concordia University Working Papers in Applied Linguistics (COPAL). Volume 5, pp. 783-797 (2014).

Introduction to Chinese Linguistics, with C-H Chi, et al., The first, second, and third editions. Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press. (2004, 2007, 2012)

“Tone Acquisition by Different Types of Learners.” Research on Concepts and Practice of Developing Chinese Language Teaching Materials, edited by Xu, W-M, et al. Zhejiang University Press (2012).

“Cong zhong-gao ji hua-yi zhong-wen xue-sheng bei-jing diao-cha tan jiao-cai bian-xie” [A Sociolinguistic Profile of Intermediate and Advanced Heritage Learners for  Pedagogical Purposes ] with Cai, J., Research on Concepts and Practice of Developing Chinese Language Teaching Materials, edited by Xu, W-M, et al. Zhejiang University Press (2012).

“Phonological Universals and Tone Acquisition.” Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association. Volume: 45.  No: 1, pp: 39-65 (2010).

Difficult Vocabulary Teaching-Handbook for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, with L-Y Zhu, et al., Beijing: Beijing University Press (2009). ISBN 9787301145883.

“A Model for the First Chinese Class.” Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies, 2003:5, pp: 70-74 (2003).

“Lettered words in Contemporary Chinese Journals.”  Journal of Nanjing University (2002).

“The Rhetorical Devices in GaoZuBenJi and GaoDi Ji.”  Rhetoric Learning, 2002: 4.  

“How to Teach Measure Words to Foreigners.” Language Planning, 2002:1

“A Discussion of the Titles of Papers in English Journals.” Journal of Zhejiang Normal University, 2001.