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Dr. Dongmei Cheng

Assistant Professor

Literature and Languages

Office Location: Hall of Languages 116



Dongmei Cheng earned a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics with distinction from Northern Arizona University in 2013. At Texas A&M University-Commerce, Dr. Cheng teaches both face-to-face and online courses in TESOL and Applied Linguistics to graduate and undergraduate students.  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. Additionally, she is 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 research in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Her recent work also includes a monograph on China’s Generation Gap (in press by Routledge), an interdisciplinary study she co-authored with a sociologist, Dr. Jiaming Sun.   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.

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