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Jun Lang

PhD Candidate
Teaching Assistant; Research Assistant
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-4090
Office: 27 Friendly Hall
Research Interests: Corpus Linguistics, Language and Gender, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics


Jun Lang is a Ph.D. student specializing in Chinese Linguistics. Her research interests include language and gender, cognitive linguistics, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics. Her recent work explores how Chinese online neologisms reflect social realities and social changes. She works as a Teaching Assistant for both content and Chinese language courses at all levels and Chinese Flagship Program courses at the University of Oregon. She also works as a Research Assistant conducting linguistic research as well as curriculum development for individualized learning.

Prior to joining the doctoral program, she taught at the University of Richmond, U.S. Naval Academy Chinese summer program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chinese summer program, and China Studies Institute at Peking University.


Lang, J. & Jing-Schmidt, Z. Building collocational knowledge between lexicon and grammar. (In press). In F. Yuang & B. He (Eds). Pedagogical grammar and grammar pedagogy in L2 Chinese. Routledge.

Jing-Schmidt, Z., Lang, J., Shi, H.H., Hung, S.H., & Zhu, L. (2022). Aspect construal in Mandarin: A usage-based constructionist perspective on LE. Linguistics, 60. 

Lang, J. Erickson, W.W., & Jing-Schmidt, Z. (2021). #MaskOn! #MaskOff! Digital polarization of mask-wearing in the United States during COVID-19. PLOS ONE 16(4): E0250817. 

Lang, J. (2021). Teaching and learning bei-constructions: A usage-based constructionist approach. Studies in Chinese Learning and Teaching 6, 27-57. 

Lang, J. (2020). Neological cancer metaphors in the Chinese cyberspace: Uses and social meanings. Chinese Language and Discourse11(2), 262-287.

Lang, J. (2019). What impacts L2 Chinese pragmatic competence in the study abroad context? Current research and future directions. Chinese as a Second Language, 54(3), 191-220.

Lang, J. (2018). “I am not criticizing you”: A constructionist analysis of an indirect speech act. Chinese Language and Discourse,9(2), 184-208.

Lang, J. (2013). Differentiation and teaching L2 Chinese adverbs of degree hěn, fēicháng, and shífēn. In S. Li, & J. Zhou (Eds.), Studies in Chinese International Education Theory 《汉语国际教育理论研究》. (pp.162-174). Beijing: Science Press.

Lang, J. (2012). Tough reality, sunny mentality: The former party secretary and CEO of Tianjin International Trust Investment Company. In Z. Wang, & T. Zhang (Eds.) Political Treasures: Research on Cultivation of Female Leadership 《从政留珍——女领导干部成长规律与培养途径研究》(pp.147-153). Tianjin: Social Sciences Press.

Lang, J. (2012). Implicit criticism in Chinese. Modern Chinese, 21(7), 111-115.