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.
PhD (Speech Pathology)
PhD (Theoretical Linguistics)
MA (Applied Linguistics)
BA (English and American Literature)
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)
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)
Weifeng coordinated topics of SPTH1506 - Linguistics and Phonetics I and SPTH1509 - Lingusitics and Phonetics II.
Regular member of the Linguistic Society of America (2019-)
Research member of the Healthy Development of Adelaide (HDA) (2018-)
Regular member of the Australian Linguistic Society (2016- )
Regular member of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (2016- )
Regular member of the Asia-Pacific Education Collaboration – Speech-Language Pathology (2014- )
Life member of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (2012- )
Life member (invite only) of the Chinese Linguistics Society (2012- )
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