Dr Yanhui Zhang

Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics

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Research Interests

My broad research interests cover second language acquisition and pedagogy. My specific interests include interdisciplinary research on personalized computer-assisted second language skills training, quantitative and qualitative learner corpora analysis, and bilingual literacy development in heritage language learners.

  • Second language acquisition
  • Corpus linguistics and discourse analysis
  • Bilingual literacy development
  • Robust technology enhanced second language learning
  • Quantitative methods in linguistics research

Personal profile

I received my B.A. in English Language and Culture from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, M.Sc. in Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University. I was Assistant Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong before joining The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. My research is in applied linguistics, with specializations in computer-assisted language learning, Chinese-English bilingual literacy development, and corpus linguistics and quantitative linguistics. The topics I have been working with typically reflect the interplay of linguistics and cognitive theories and the complexity of language learning phenomena.


  • ES2307 Fundamentals in Research Methods
  • ES4196 Research Methods

Besides, I had taught Second Language AcquisitionComputer-Assisted Language Learning,Teaching Chinese as a Second LanguageField Practicum, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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  • Staff


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