Nan Jiang received his Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona in 1998. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Penn State University in 1998-1999, and taught at Auburn University and Georgia State University before joining the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at UMD as an associate professor of SLA. His main research interest involves the study of cognitive/psycholinguistic processes and mechanisms involved in adult second language acquisition. Specific topics include bilingual language processing, lexical representation and development in L2, language transfer, the integration of linguistic knowledge in adult L2 learning, and the relationship between language and thought. His reseasrch is mostly lab-based and has appeared in journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, Applied Linguistics, Modern Language Journal, Applied Psycholinguistics, Journal of Memory and Language.


  • PhD

Second language acquisition and processing; Bilingualism

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Nan Jiang
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