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Research Biography

Weifeng was originally trained as an applied linguist. He obtained his first Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics in 2010 and has then worked as a linguist in China (Shanghai & Hong Kong SAR), Canada, The West Indies. He is now Lecturer in topics of Linguistics and Phonetics in the discipline of Speech Pathology, Flinders University. His teaching and research interests encompass what and how linguistics may contribute to what SLPs need for practice in multilingual and multicultural contexts.

Research Interests

[1].    Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

[2].    Speech-Language Pathology

[3].    Linguistic typology and syntax-semantics interface

[4].    Early Bilingual Development and Assessment

[5].    First Language Bidialectism and Second Language Acquisition

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Flinders University


PhD, Shanghai International Studies University


Master, Shanghai Jiao Tong University



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Research Areas

  • Speech pathology

Supervisory Interests

  • Lexicography
  • Morphology
  • English grammar
  • Second language acquisition
  • Specific language impairment
  • Meaning
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Speech development, hearing and educational outcomes in Indigenous children
  • Teaching Social, Linguistic and Numeric skills to those with disabilities
  • Language development/disorders in children
  • English as a foreign language
  • Language development and disorder in bilingual children
  • Applied linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Chinese society
  • English language learning, proficiency and performance
  • Dyslexia
  • Language proficiency of elderly, aphasic or dementing persons
  • Children's home language maintenance
  • English as a second/foreign language
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Phonological awareness development
  • Speech acquisition, normal development
  • Speech disorders, children
  • Speech pathology


  • PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
  • P Philology. Linguistics


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