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欢迎!

Hi, my name is Wenting Tang (唐文婷), a graduate student at Department of Linguistics, University of Knasas.

I am a native speaker of Mandarin, a learner of English and Japanese.

Language, learning languages, and learning how we learn languages are three passions of my academic life.

Contact

Email: wentingtang@ku.edu

Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas

Interest


My main field is Second Language Acquisition. My major research interest includes sentence processing, particularly number agreement and subject-verb agreement by L2 learners of English. I am currently working on a project which looks into the count/mass distinction in English, and L2 learners' acquisition of such distinction.

Other than Second Language Acquisition, I am also interested in phonological variation in languages that I study (such as Japanese).

Projects

Examining transfer in L2 acquisition of count/mass distinction (2018)

The effects of era and perceptual distinctiveness in representing /f/ and /v/ in Japanese loanwords (2017)

The role of islands in dependency resolution: a comparison of filler-gap and cataphoric dependencies (2016)

Teaching

I was a drill session teacher for Elementary Chinese 104.

I am now a teaching assistant for LING 110 Language and Mind.

Presentations

Effects of Era and Perceptual Distinctiveness in Japanese Loanword Adaptation. Oral Presentation. JK 26, 2018.

Examining transfer in the acquisition of count/mass distinction in L2 English. Paper Presentation. GASLA 29, 2019 (upcoming).

Poster

Representing /f/ and /v/ in Japanese Loanwords. Graduate Research Competition, University of Kansas. 2017.