Credentials: Associate Professor of Chinese Linguistics
Phone: (608) 262-9218
1264 Van Hise Hall
Areas of Expertise:
Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Applied Linguistics
Ph.D, University of Florida
Weihua’s current research interests include Interactional features of Mandarin Chinese speakers in natural conversation, speech behavior and pragmatic perception and teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
Zhu, W. & Wang, J. 2022. Disagreement by Chinese speakers of English: Evidence of pragmatic transfer. Language Sciences 93, 101487.
Zhu, W. & Boxer, D. 2021. Turn-taking and disagreement: A comparison of American English and Mandarin Chinese. Contrastive Pragmatics 2, 227-257.
Zhu, W. 2019. Interaction in Mandarin and English as a Multilingua Franca: Context, Practice, and Perception. New York: Routledge.
Zhu, W. 2019. The Practice and Perception of Unexpected Topic Switching in Mandarin Chinese. Acta Linguistica Academica 66(2), 165-188.
Zhu, W. 2017. How do Chinese Speakers of English Manage Rapport in Extended Concurrent Speech? Multilingua 36(2), 181-204.
Zhu, W. 2017. Perceptions of Extended Concurrent Speech in Mandarin. Pragmatics 27(1), 144-170.
Boxer, D. & Zhu, W. 2017. Discourse and Second Language Learning. In S. Wortham, D. Kim & S. May. (Eds.), Discourse and Education, 297-309. Encyclopedia of Language and Education (3rd Ed.). New York: Springer.
Zhu, W. 2016. Extended Concurrent Speech and Guānxì Management in Mandarin. Text & Talk 36(5), 637-660.
Zhu, W. 2014. Rapport Management in Strong Disagreement: An Investigation of a Community of Chinese Speakers of English. Text & Talk 34(5), 641-664.
Zhu, W. 2014. Managing Relationships in Everyday Practice: The Case of Strong Disagreement in Mandarin. Journal of Pragmatics 64, 85-101.
Zhu, W. & Boxer, D. 2013. Strong Disagreement in Mandarin and ELFP: Aggressive or Politic? Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 1(2), 194-224.
Zhu, W. & Boxer, D. 2012. Disagreement and Sociolinguistic Variables: English as a Lingua Franca of Practice in China. In J. C. Félix-Brasdefer & D. Koike (Eds.),Pragmatic Variation in First and Second Language Contexts: Methodological Issues, 113-140. John Benjamins Publishing Company.