Dr Weifeng Han

Academic Level B

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park (7E:522)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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 was 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. He has full academic status with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences since 4 June 2020.

Qualifications

PhD (Speech Pathology)

PhD (Theoretical Linguistics)

MA (Applied Linguistics)

BA (English and American Literature)

AdvDip (Education)

CELTA

Honours, awards and grants

Grants

2020-2021 IELTS Research Grant ($48,438)

2018-2020 College of Nursing and Health Sciences Establishment Grant ($9,849.04)

2014-2018 APA / AGRTPS ($26,000/pa)

2015 Student Publication Award, Flinders University ($500)

2015 Flinders University Student Association Development Grant ($1,000; declined)

2015 Flinders Postgraduate Academic Internship Award ($1,200)

2011-2013 Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Scheme of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University ($320,000HKD/pa)

2011 Visiting Professorship Grant, Department of Linguistics and The China Institute, University of Alberta ($10,000CAD)

Research Awards

2017 Ember Venning Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Speech Pathology and Audiology ($4,000)

2016 Ember Venning Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Speech Pathology and Audiology ($4,000)

Key responsibilities

Weifeng coordinated topics of SPTH1506 - Linguistics and Phonetics I and SPTH1509 - Lingusitics and Phonetics II.

Topic coordinator
SPTH1509 Linguistics and Phonetics II
SPTH1056 Linguistics and Phonetics
Topic lecturer
SPTH9121 Professional Studies and Communication Sciences
SPTH1506 Linguistics and Phonetics
SPTH1509 Linguistics and Phonetics II
Supervisory interests
Applied linguistics
Children's home language maintenance
Chinese society
Cognitive neuroscience
Dyslexia
English as a foreign language
English as a second/foreign language
English grammar
English language learning, proficiency and performance
Language development and disorder in bilingual children
Language development/disorders in children
Language proficiency of elderly, aphasic or dementing persons
Lexicography
Linguistics
Meaning
Morphology
Phonological awareness development
Psycholinguistics
Second language acquisition
Specific language impairment
Speech acquisition, normal development
Speech development, hearing and educational outcomes in Indigenous children
Speech disorders, children
Speech pathology
Teaching Social, Linguistic and Numeric skills to those with disabilities
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Trilingualism: L3 Acquisition (PhD) (1), Cross-cultural communication (Honour) (1)
Expert for media contact
Asia
China
Cognitive science
English language
Hong Kong
Language/Linguistics
Linguistics
Schools
Speech
Translations
Bilingual language development
Language and Linguistics
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Asia
  • China
  • Cognitive science
  • English language
  • Hong Kong
  • Language/Linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Schools
  • Speech
  • Translations
Interests
  • Bilingual language development
  • Language and Linguistics

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