Zheng-sheng Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chinese Program Advisor

Dr. Zhang obtained his BA in English from Capital Normal University in Beijing China and Ph.D. in Linguistics from Ohio State University. He is currently Professor of Chinese in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University. His research interests include the structure of the Chinese language, language teaching pedagogy and technology for language teaching and research. His recent linguistic research investigates stylistic variation in written Chinese, using corpus and statistical methods. His monograph Dimensions of Variation in Written Chinese will be published by Routledge of UK in fall 2016. He has coauthored a book on natural language processing in Chinese and co-authored a series of teacher’s handbooks for Integrated Chinese, the most used Chinese language textbook in the US. Since 2009, he has been Editor-in- Chief of the journal Chinese as a Second Language, Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA.