Chiu-ching (Ken) Tseng

Chiu-ching (Ken) Tseng

Chiu-ching (Ken) Tseng

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Phonetics/Phonology/SLA/Language Grammar/CALL

Current Research

Using PysChoPy computer-assisted Program to improve student’s lexical tone pronunciation: revivification of Audio-Lingualism within the framework of Skill Acquisition Theory

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS:

  • The effect on lexical tones on Voice Onset Time in L2 Mandarin production by English speakers, DOI: 10.21437/ISAPh.2018-22 (英語スピーカーの第二言語-中国語四声がVOTにおける影響)
  • Second language perception of English word-boundary segmentation by L1 Mandarin{L2 English speakers (submitted)(中国語が第一言語者の第二言語-英語単語セグメンテーションの認識)
  • An Investigation of Voice Onset Time and the Factors that Affect it in L1 and L2 Mandarin (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 Main-landers in the lower socioeconomic status groups
  • Linguistic modification of CC onset clusters of English
    by Mandarin speakers (中国語話者による英語の二重オンセット子音クラスターの言語修正)

Selected Publications

  • The effect of lexical tones on Voice Onset Time in L2 Mandarin production by English speakers, DOI: 10.21437/ISAPh.2018-22

Expanded Publication List

  • Second language perception of English word-boundary segmentation by L1 Mandarin–L2 English speakers (final editorial update submitted, scheduled in 4th quarter edition in 2021)

Grants and Fellowships

TAship 2016,2017,2018.2020

Graduate Student traveling founds 2018, 2019

Courses Taught

AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY & INTO MASON:

  • Academic English -Writing in daily life I Spring 2020
  • English Grammar (Undergraduate course): Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
  • Practicum course (graduate TESOL program): Spring 2019, Spring 2018
  • Applied Linguistics (graduate TESOL program): Spring 2018, Fall 2017
  • Academic English OCS Foundation level I: Fall 2018
  • Academic English - prep for undergrad study: Fall 2017
  • Academic English OCS level IV: Fall 207
  • Academic English OCS level II: Summer 2017
  • Academic English CORE level: Spring  2017
  • General Linguistics (TA): Fall 2020, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
  • English Phonetics (TA): Fall 2020

AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY:

  • Japanese I beginner: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Summer 2015, Summer 2014, Fall 2014
  • Japanese II intermediate: Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019 Spring 2016, Spring 2015
  • Japanese I beginner Academic coach: Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018

Education

George Mason University Fairfax, VA

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics (honors nominated) August 2016 ~ 2021, Earned May 2021
    • 2020~2021 Teaching Assistantship Awarded
    • 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

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

  • The 14th English Linguistic Society of Japan (ELSJ) International Spring Forum to be held on (May
    8-9, 2021)
  • HICELLS2020 { Hawaii International Conference on English Language Studies, University of
    Hawaii at Hilo, USA (March 13-14, 2020)
  • 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)