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chen2big.jpgWen-Hsin (Kelly) Chen

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Wen-Hsin earned her MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2008-2009, she also worked as a teaching assistant teaching Chinese reading and writing to UIUC undergraduate students. She joined the SLS program at MSU in the fall of 2009.

Research Interests:

second language acquisition of morphosyntax

form-focused instruction

language processing

Chinese language and culture

interlanguage pragmatics

Publications

Li, X., Chen, X., & Chen, W. (2012). Variation of subject pronominal expression in Mandarin Chinese. Sociolinguistic Studies, 6(1), 91-119.

Chen, W. (2012). Differences in English compliment responses between native English speakers and Chinese English learners. MSU Working Papers in Second Language Studies, 3(1), 18-29.

Presentations:

Chen, W.-H. (2013, March). How do native and nonnative speakers process regular and irregular English verbs? Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics conference, Dallas, TX.

Chen, W. (2012, October). Native and non-native processing of regular and irregular English verbs. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA .

Chen, W. (2011, August). L1 influences on the use of L2 English past tense morphology. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China. 

Chen, W. (2011, March). L1 influences on the production of L2 English past tense. Paper presented at EDGES (A Graduate Conference in the College of Arts and Letters), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 

Chen, W. (2010, October). L1 influences on the use of L2 English past tense morphology. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Maryland, College Park, MD