Chiu-ching (Ken) Tseng

Chiu-ching (Ken) Tseng

Chiu-ching (Ken) Tseng

Graduate Lecturer

Linguistics: Phonetics/Phonology/SLA

Current Research

  • RESEARCH PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS:

    • An investigation of the effect of lexical tone on VOT in L1 and L2 speakers of Mandarin (current project: dissertation)
    • Second language acquisition: a study of acquisition of Japanese (un)rounded high-back vowel through Audio-lingualism
    • Japanese Loanword Phonology: adaptation of epenthesis vowel in English loanwords Language contact attrition in the island of Taiwan: the lost of native dialects of the 2nd/3rd generations of Chinese Mainlanders in the lower socioeconomic status groups

Selected Publications

  • The effect on lexical tones on Voice Onset Time in L2 Mandarin production by English speakers, DOI: 10.21437/ISAPh.2018-22
  • Second language perception of English word-boundary segmentation by L1 Mandarin–L2 English speakers (submitted to NS2019)

Grants and Fellowships

TAship 2016,2017,2018.

Courses Taught

AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY & INTO MASON:

  • English Grammar Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
  • Practicum course (graduate TESOL program) Spring 2019, Spring 2018
  • Academic English OCS Foundation level I Fall 2018
  • Academic English - prep for undergrad study Fall 2017
  • Applied Linguistics Spring 2018, Fall 2017
  • Academic English OCS level II Summer 2017
  • Academic English CORE level I Feb ~ Apr 2017
  • General Linguistics (TA) Spring 2017
  • General Linguistics (TA) Fall 2016

AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY:

  • Japanese I beginner online: Fall 2019, Spring 2016, Summer 2016 Summer 2015, Summer 2014,Fall 2014
  • Japanese I beginner online Academic coach: Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018
  • Japanese II intermediate online: Fall 2019 Spring 2016, Spring 2015

Education

George Mason University Fairfax, VA

  • PhD in Linguistics (candidate) August 2016 ~ present, Expected summer 2020
    • 2018~2019 Teaching Assistantship Awarded
    • 2017~2018 Teaching Assistantship Awarded
    • 2016~2017 Teaching Assistantship Awarded
    • Served as the secretary of Linguistics club (2016-2019)

Florida International University Miami, FL

  • Master of Arts Received 12/15 2015
    • Major: Linguistics GPA: 3.630
    • Working as an adjunct Japanese instructor for the Department of Modern Languages

Florida International University Miami, FL

  • Master of Science Received 08/04/2014
    • Major: Foreign Language Education – NCATE accredited: TESOL track 01/2013 - 08/2014 GPA: 3.780

Queens College, City University of New York New York, NY

  • Bachelor of Arts Received 09/01/2012
    • Major: Computer Science

08/2001 - 12/2002, 08/2011- 08/2012

LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

  • Associate in Science New York, NY
    • Major: Computer Science Received 12/2000

YMCA Tokyo Japanese Language School Tokyo, Japan

  • Advanced class Received 03/2011
    • JLPT N1 & N2 Certificates received             Received Jan 30, 2011

Recent Presentations

  • New Sounds 2019 – the 9th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech, Waseda University, Japan (August 30- September 1, 2019)
  • ETRA 2019 – the 36th International Conference on English Teaching and Learning, Tunghai University, Taiwan (May 17-18, 2019)
  • ISAPh 2018 – 2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics, University of Aizu, Japan (September 2018)
  • The 31st Paris Meeting of East Asian Languages – INALCO, France (June 28-29, 2018)
  • AICED – the 20th Annual International Conference of English Department, University of Bucharest, Romania (June 7-9, 2018)
  • UNC 2018 – University of North Carolina Spring Linguistics Colloquium, USA (April 7, 2018)