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Meiqing Sun

Meiqing Sun Ph.D., Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
Phone: (336) 334-5885
Fax: (336) 334-5358
Email: m_sun@uncg.edu

Research/ Teaching Interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Language teaching and pedagogy
  • Language contact and language development
  • Syntactic theory
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics

Personal Statement

Meiqing Sun holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China. Her dissertation was a comprehensive study of possible syntactic influence from Mongolian language to Chinese language through language contact. She joined UNCG in 2012. Before coming to UNCG, she had been teaching Chinese language as Chinese lecturer in all undergraduate levels in U.S. She had worked at University of Pennsylvania, Flagship Chinese program at University of Mississippi and Duke University. Her research interests include second language acquisition, language teaching and pedagogy, language contact and language development, syntactic theory, cognitive linguistics and corpus linguistics. Currently she is in charge of first year and second year Chinese language teaching, and organizing extracurricular activities for students. She is also the founder and coordinator of Mandarin Corner and Chinese oral tutorial program at UNCG.

Selected Publications

  • The Historical Change of “he”. Language Studies, Wuhan, China, 2:53-58. 2006
  • “Syntactic Change in Chinese: On Grammaticalization”, by Alain Peyraube. In Fuxiang Wu, ed., Research on Chinese Grammar, Beijing: Commercial Press, 44-72. 2005 (Translation)
  • On wei1, wei2, wei3 in Mashi Wentong. Oriental Forum, Qingdao, China, 2:62-67. 2002
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