Dr. Wei Zhang

Dr. Wei Zhang

Title: Associate Professor, Director TESL Certificate, Director, Certificate in Linguistic Studies, Director, English Language Institute
Dept/Program: English, English Language Institute
Office: Olin 357
Phone: 330-972-5216
Email: wz23@uakron.edu
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I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in linguistics, second language acquisition, and language teaching methodology. My academic training is in linguistics and teaching English as a second language (TESOL). My primary research interests are in the areas of second language phonological acquisition, speech perception, and acoustic phonetics. My research focuses on the acoustic-phonetic difference between native and non-native speech and the linguistic mechanism underpinning it. I’m also interested in Chinese phonology and home language maintenance in the United States. 


Ph.D., Purdue