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Dongmei Cheng

Assistant Professor

Office: HL 116
Phone: 903-886-5254


Dongmei Cheng earned a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics with distinction from Northern Arizona University in 2013. Her dissertation investigated student apologies to instructors in university settings. As a sociolinguist, she is primarily interested in interlanguage pragmatics, especially the acquisition of speech acts from second language learners. Another research interest of her is second language writing, which is resulted from her years of composition teaching to students from different cultural backgrounds and experiences in TA training. As a previous technology coordinator and an instructor of a two-series graduate-level CALL courses, she is also interested in adapting new technological tools in language teaching and teacher training programs. She has presented regularly in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, and second language writing conferences and published her work in the Journal of Pragmatics and TESOL International Journal.  She taught a wide range of TESOL, linguistics, and ESL courses at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Northern Arizona University, and Winona State University. She also worked as an English language instructor in different institutions in China and as a translator in the past.

Curriculum Vitae: DongmeiCheng.pdf