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Professor Boping Yuan 

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Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Boping Yuan’s research interests are in linguistic approaches to second/third language acquisition, particularly in non-native language acquisition of Chinese in the framework of formal linguistics, with particular attention paid to initial, developmental and final stages in non-native language acquisition of Chinese and taking into account important factors involved such as language transfer, linguistic complexity involved, availability and salience of positive evidence, quality and quantity of input, etc.  He has recently developed interests in bilingualism/bidialectalism and wellbeing. He is currently involved in a joint project with Shanghai Jiao Tong University on bilingualism/bidialectalism and aphasia. His new book Interlanguage Grammars of Mandarin Chinese is to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2024.

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