(1.)Personal Information

Professor in English Department, School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University
E-mail Address: bch@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

 

(2.)Academic Background

INSTITUTION
DEGREE
YEAR(s)
FIELD OF STUDY
Shaanxi Normal University
B.A
1991-1995
English Education
Xi’an Jiaotong University
M.A.
2000-2003
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Shanghai International Studies University
Ph.D.
2005-2010
English Language and Literature

(3.)Work Experience

 

01/2018---Present Professor and Vice Dean in the School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, P. R. China.

07/1995---01/2018 Associate Professor and Chair in the English Department, School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, P. R. China.

09/2006---08/2007 Visiting scholar and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Minnesota, USA.

 

01/2013---01/2014 Visiting scholar and Research Assistant in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, USA.

 

(4.)Research Interests

 

  • Phonetics

  • Neurolinguistics

  • Second Language Acquisition

  • Computer-aided Language Learning and Teaching

(5.)Awards and Honors

  •   Second Prize   Social Science Research Award in Shaanxi Province. (2011)
  •  Third Prize     Social Science Research Award in Shaanxi Province. (2005)
  •  Second Prize  Teaching Contest in Xi’an Jiaotong University. (2007)
  •  Third Prize     Teaching Contest in Xi’an Jiaotong University. (2004)
  •  Best Teachers’ Award in Xi’an Jiaotong University. (2002)
(6.)Research Grants

Year(s)
Project Name
Project No.
Fund Resources
Fund Amount
09/2012-09/2015
中国英语学习者的典型语音问题研究(Study of pronunciation Problems in Chinese EFL learner) 
12K055
Social Science Academy in Shaanxi Province
¥ 8,000
02/2012-02/2015
基于大脑认知神经研究的英语语音教学(Pronunciation Teaching in the Light of Brain Mechanisms of Language Acquisition)
12YJCZH022
Ministry of Education in China
¥ 70,000
07/2011-07/2013
应用IDS解决英语语音问题的探索与尝试
2011jdhz47
Xi’an Jiaotong University
¥ 40,000
07/2011-07/2014
母语习得的脑神经机制在英语语音教学中的应用
SK2011036
Xi’an Jiaotong University
¥ 50,000

(7.)Selected Publications

  •  Cheng, B., & Zhang, Y. Neural plasticity in phonetic training of the /i-I/ contrast for adult Chinese speakers (2013).   Journal of Acoustical Society of America., Vol. 134, No. 5
  • Cheng, B., Zhang, Y. Current Brain Research on First Language Acquisition and Its Implications for Foreign Language Education (2009). The Journal of Xi' An Jiaotong University ( Social Sciences Edition ). 95(29).
  •  Zhang, Y., Cheng, B. Brain Plasticity and Phonetic Training for English-as-a-Second-Language Learners (2011). In: English as a Second Language.  New York:Nova Science Publisher.Cheng, B., Zhang, Y. The Relationship between Speech Perception and Production in Second Language Learners (2009).  Journal of Acoustical Society of America. 125(4).

  •  Meng, Y., Cheng, B.  College Students’ Perceptions on the Issues of Task-based Language Teaching in Mainland China (2010).  Journal of Language Teaching and Research. 1(4).

  •  Cheng,B. Action Research of Language Learning Strategy Training in College English Classroom (2006).  Journal of Xi’an Institute of Foreign Languages. 43(14).

  •  Cheng,B. Error Analysis in College Foreign Language Teaching (2009). Northwest Medical Education.  77(17).

  •  Cheng, B., Wu, J.  Preparation for the New TEM-4 (2006).  Xi’an: World Book Publishers.

  •  Cheng, B., He, H., Ma, R. Learning English through Dictums (2001).  Xi’an: World Book Publishers.

 

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