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Jerome Packard specializes in Chinese word structure, Chinese psycholinguistics, and Chinese language learning.  Professor Packard  has performed research on Chinese aphasia and dyslexia, the first-language acquisition of Chinese, and the acquisition of Chinese as a second language.  Dr. Packard is the author of numerous publications on the Chinese language, including the books New Approaches to Chinese Word FormationThe Morphology of Chinese and Chinese Children's Reading Acquisition (with W. Li and J. Gaffney).  Dr. Packard is also a contributor to Huang, C. and Shi, D. (Eds.). The Cambridge Grammar of the Chinese Language,and Wang, W. S-Y. and Sun, C. (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics.

Research Interests

Chinese word structure, Chinese psycholinguistics, and Chinese language learning

Professional Information

Professor Packard has performed research on Chinese aphasia and dyslexia, the first-language acquisition of Chinese, and the acquisition of Chinese as a second language.

Education

BA Chinese Language and Literature, University of Massachusetts (1976)
MA Linguistics, Cornell University (1982)
PhD Linguistics, Cornell University (1984)

Honors & Awards

2/05 Faculty Research Exchange Fellow, UIUC/Peking University Exchange Program
6//05 Keynote Lecture, Thirteenth International Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Leiden, The Netherlands
5/12 Faculty Research Exchange Fellow, Center for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University

Grants

10/02 ‘English Sentence Processing in Chinese Speakers of English as a Second Language’. UIUC Research Board ($14,391)
9/04 ‘The Effect of Orthographic Density on Word Reading Speed in Chinese’. UIUC Research Board ($7,407)
12/04 ‘ERP Correlates of Sentence Processing in Mandarin’. UIUC Research Board ($7,715)
12/06 Co-principal investigator (with Hiroko Yamashita and Yuki Hirose) NSF Conference Grant for International Conference on Head-final Structures ($17,915), convened at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, September, 2007)
3/10 ‘The Processing of Complex Structures by Second-language Learners’. UIUC Research Board ($20,350)
5/10 Higher Education Partner, US Department of Education Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant awarded to Barrington 220 School District, Barrington Illinois. ($1,500,000)
5/12 ‘Neurophysiological Evidence of Gaps in Relative Clauses’. UIUC Research Board ($9,470)

Teaching

Intermediate Chinese
The Chinese Language
Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
East Asian Language Pedagogy
History of the Chinese Language
Morphology of Chinese
Topics in Chinese Linguistics
Chinese Grammar and Orthography

Office Address

E Asian Languages & Cultures 2030 FLB 707 S Mathews U of Illinois Urbana, IL 61801

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Neural correlates of morphological processing: Evidence from Chinese

    Zou, L., Packard, J. L., Xia, Z., Liu, Y. & Shu, H., Jan 19 2016, In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9, JAN2016, 714.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Orthographic consistency and individual learner differences in second language literacy acquisition

    Kim, S. A., Packard, J. L., Christianson, K., Anderson, R. C. & Shin, J. A., Sep 1 2016, In : Reading and Writing. 29, 7, p. 1409-1434 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Space, time and asymmetry in Chinese

    Packard, J. L., Jan 1 2015, Space and Quantification in Languages of China. Springer International Publishing, p. 3-16 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Working memory in L2 character processing: The case of learning to read Chinese

    Kim, S. A., Christianson, K. & Packard, J. L., Jan 1 2015, Working Memory in Second Language Acquisition and Processing. Channel View Publications, p. 85-103 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter