Volume 4, No. 1<Br>List of Contributors
Hongyin Tao (Guest Editor) is Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a joint appointment in the Applied Linguistics Department. His major research interests include discourse functional linguistics and applied linguistics. He is currently involved in a US Department of Education supported project on using corpora for education and research in the area of advanced Chinese language proficiency. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Fu is a Lecturer of Chinese at UCLA. Her professional specializations are language pedagogy and Chinese linguistics. e-mail: email@example.com
Heather D. Weger-Guntharp is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Linguistics at Georgetown University and teaches English as a world language at the university. Her research interests include individual differences and SLA, identity construction in the adult learner, and teacher training. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agnes Weiyun He is Assistant Professor and Director of China Studies Program in the Department of Asian & Asian American Studies, SUNY-Stony Brook. She has published extensively in the areas of discourse linguistics and educational linguistics. Her research on Chinese as a heritage language has been funded by the Spencer Foundation (1998-1999) and the National Academy of Education (1999-2001) and has appeared in various journals and research monographs including Discourse Studies, Linguistics and Education, Journal of Pragmatics, and The Modern Language Journal.
Yun Xiao is an Assistant Professor in the Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She directs the Chinese language program and develops heritage language programs. Her research interests have been in second language acquisition, heritage language learning, and Chinese-as-a-foreign-language pedagogy. Her recent publication includes a dozen of articles and book chapters. She is also one of the authors/editors for a forthcoming research monograph on Chinese as a heritage language. e-mail: email@example.com