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Janet Zhiqu Xing

Professor of Chinese and Linguistics

Western Washington University

Janet Zhiqun Xing graduated from the University of Michigan in 1993, and is a Professor of Chinese and Linguistics at Western Washington University. Her research interests are in grammaticalization, semantic change, historical linguistics, discourse pragmatics, and Chinese language pedagogy. Her representative publications include two edited volumes – Newest Trends in the Study of Grammaticalization and Lexicalization (Mouton de Gruyter, 2012) and Studies of Chinese Linguistics – Functional Approaches (Hong Kong University Press, 2008); two monographs – A Contrastive Model of Teaching Chinese to Native English Speakers (Peking University Press, 2011) and Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language: A Pedagogical Grammar (Hong Kong University Press, 2006); and several dozens of refereed journal articles related to grammaticalization, semantic change, and Chinese language pedagogy.