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Dr Weifeng Han

Senior Lecturer, Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology

Section/Portfolio:

Speech Pathology

Location:

Gippsland Campus, Online

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Biography

I am currently a Senior Lecturer of Speech Pathology at Federation University Australia. I am the Master of Speech Pathology Program Coordinator. I also have full academic status at Flinders University. I have been involved in theoretical syntactic research as well as typical and atypical syntactic-semantic development studies for 20 years. My first PhD was in theoretical syntax, and the second PhD in Speech-Language Pathology studied L1 multidialectal learners’ L2 acquisition at the syntax-semantics interface and its implication on separating language disorders from language differences in cultural and linguistic diverse (CALD) contexts. I was a post-doctoral research fellow in syntax in Hong Kong and a visiting professor in corpus linguistics in Canada. I am familiar with mixed-method research. I have published four research books, one in syntactic typology and the others in second language lexical and syntactic acquisition. A new book on Typical and Atypical Language Development in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity is contracted by Routledge to publish in 2023. I have authored/co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles in syntax, corpus linguistics, second language acquisition and speech-language pathology. I also co-authored a vignette in the CRAN Project (R) and a spoken corpus in Wu. I have presented in Australia, Canada, the US, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the West Indies and Mainland China on topics of syntax and corpus linguistics in their interface with typical and atypical multilingual development.

Keywords: Speech-Language Pathology, Language development, Language Disorder, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics

Aphasia rehabilitation when speech pathologists and clients do not share the same language: a scoping review

Co-designing a framework for the adaptation of aphasia therapy for diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds

IELTS Writing band scores 5.5–7.5: Grammatical error rates, stakeholder perceptions, and risk

  • Report

Mandarin DP1-he-DP2 in the Subject Position

  • Journals

Optimising social conditions to improve autonomy in communication and care for ethnic minority residents in nursing homes: A meta-synthesis of qualitative research

Source text pre-editing versus target text post-editing in using Google Translate to provide health services to culturally and linguistically diverse clients

  • Journals

Syntactic Hierarchy of the Typical Comparative Construction in Shanghainese

  • Journals

Why can’t “I English speak”? Multidialectal Chinese children learning English as a second language – Implications on language disorder diagnosis and assessment

  • Conference Proceedings

Challenges and opportunities for the multicultural aged care workforce: A systematic review and meta-synthesis

First language bidialectism in second language interface acqisition: difference and disorder

  • Book

Universal Grammar and the Initial State of Second Language Learning : Evidence of Chinese Multidialectal Children’s Acquisition of English at the Syntax-Semantics Interface

  • Book

Designatum and Syntactic Position of Sentence Final Pronoun and Its Impact on Sentence Force

A tentative analysis of the problem-based learning model in college English teaching in China

  • Journals

Do double negation structures yield single negation interpretations in Mandarin Chinese? Some comments on Li et al. (2018)

Pragmatic Properties of Chinese Conjunctive Empty Verb Sentences

Syntax, I hate or I syntax hate? The role of L1 bidialectism in L2 syntax-semantics acquisition — An implication to bilingual DLD assessment

  • Conference Proceedings

Topic marking in a Shanghainese corpus: From observation to prediction

Redefining Chinese L1 in SLP: Considerations for the assessment of Chinese bilingual/bidialectal language skills

The Semantic Subset Principle and Second Language Acquisition

  • Journals

Topic and left periphery in shanghainese

First Language Bidialectism and Associative Learning in Second Language Acquisition

The Evolution of ɦi23kã34 (‘he says’) in Shanghainese

The Evolution of Pi23kã34 ('he says') in Shanghainese

A Typological Study of the Word Order of Time Nominals and Time Quantifiers in Chinese

  • Journals

Grammaticalization of copula - process and tendency

  • Journals

Topical Approach and Parsing Framework to the Shi Syntax-Semantics Mismatched Structure in Chinese

  • Journals

Word Order Typology: Topic and Topic Marker Structure

  • Book

Contextual Effect in SLA: A case Study of Polysemy and Metaphor

  • Book

Discourse Analysis in EFL Learning-A Case Study

  • Journals

Three Types of Atypical Topic and the Function of Their Markers

  • Journals

Topic Marker, Clausal Modal Particle and Sentence Final Particle

  • Journals

A Pragmatic Analysis of “Luck Talk” in Shanghai Dialect

  • Journals

Contextual Effects on the Acquisition of the Metaphorical Uses of Functional Words and Its Implications on Second Language Teaching and Learning

  • Journals

Co-references of the Interrogatives in Coordinating Wh-questions

  • Journals

Distinguishing Multi-purpose and Sole-purpose Topics

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Syntax-Semantics Mismatched Structure and the Topical Analysis

  • Journals

Topic, Focus and Focal Topic

  • Journals

A Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English Inversive Sentences---From the Perspective of Translation

  • Journals

A Topical Analysis of Surface Unaccusative Structures

  • Journals

A Topical Analysis of Typical Double Object Construction