Shinian Wu

Department Chair
Department of English


235a Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3400
[email protected]

Shinian Wu

ENG 261 The Study of Modern English
ENG 363 Applied Linguistics
ENG 366 Grammar and Usage
ENG 660 Principles of Educational Linguistics
ENG 664 Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching
ENG 665 Second Language Acquisition

Research Interests
General linguistic theory; second language acquisition; pragmatics, and language assessment and evaluation

Under Consideration
Bo, Yin (author), Zeng, Adrian (translator), & Wu, Shinian (translation proof editor). The Grass and the Crops: 4,000 Years of Integration of the Chinese Civilization (under contract with Peter Lang).

Yang, Y., Zhang, X, Li., & Wu, S. (under review) The Cognitive mechanisms of bilinguals’ creativity: A study of path analysis. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Edited Work
Wu, S. (2016, English editor). A New Century Chinese-English Dictionary, 2nd Edition. Foreign Language and Research Press, Beijing.

Yang, Y., Wu, S., Duñabeitia, J. A., Jiang, K., & Li. Y. (2021). The influence of L2 proficiency on bilinguals’ creativity: the key role of adaptive emotion regulation strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 12, 1-15.

Liu, M. & Wu. S. (2020). Constructing a cloud-based formative assessment model in EFL Teaching. Foreign Language Education (5) 71-76.

Hai, C. & Wu. S. (2020). Impact of learning experience on EFL writing attitudes on expressive writing. Foreign Language and Teaching (4/313) 70-83.

Liu. Q. & Wu. S. (2019). Same goal, varying beliefs: how students and teachers see the effectiveness of feedback on second language writing. Journal of Writing Research, 11(2) 299-330.

Wu, S. (2016). Social and political dimensions of communication in grammar instruction: What teachers should contemplate. Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 39, No. 2. 153-166.

Wu, S. (2010). Linguistic and SLA theory in teaching Chinese as a second language. Teaching Chinese in an International Context. Online magazine of the ConfuciusInstitute, Michigan State University.

Wu, S. & VanderBroek, L. (2008). The role of English and indigenous languages in teacher education in the Ghanaian context. In Dogancay-Aktuna, S. & Hartman, J. (Eds.), Global English teacher education (p. 41-57). Washington, DC: TESOL.

Wu, S. (2005). Interlanguage pragmatic quandary in teaching intercultural communication". Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching.

Wu, S. Editor (2003) A New Century Chinese-English Dictionary. Foreign Language Research Press.

Wu, S. & Na. G. (2000). Linguistics and SLA: How theory matters. Linguistics and language teaching. Beijing: Science Press.

Wu, S. (1999). What do these charts and graphs tell us? In R. Larimer & L. Schleicher (Eds.), New ways in using authentic models in the classroom. Washington DC: TESOL Inc.

B.A., Xi'an Institute of Foreign Languages
M.A., Ph.D, Northern Arizona University

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