Speculative fiction writer, translator, and editor



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Asian American English

In this study, I will investigate the features of the Asian American English ethnolinguistic repertoire as per Newman & Wu (2011)’s conclusion. I will collect interview data from a number of Asian American speakers as well as white American speakers and analyze them for the features described in Newman & Wu (2011), Hanna (1997), Wong (2000), and Ito (2010). In collecting data from both Asian American and white American speakers, I plan on illuminating the differences between the two and asking whether Asian Americans simply “sound white”, or whether there are subtle sociophonetic cues that can differentiate the two.

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The interlanguage of L1 Chinese speakers learning English as a second language

In this paper, I will survey research from a variety of different linguistic subfields on characteristics of L2 English from adult L1 Chinese speakers. I will provide an overview of various phonological, morphological, syntactic, and pragmatic features of Chinese-English interlanguage. Although there may be variation between individuals in the realization of this interlanguage (see Rau et al. 2009 for a variationist approach to individual variation in the interlanguage), as well as variation depending on the type of L1 Chinese and type of L2 English, this survey should still provide some broad characteristics of Chinese-English interlanguage.

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