Professor Liu Juan received her BA degree in Chinese Language and Literature from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Shandong University in 1988. She obtained an MA degree in Chinese Dialectology and Phonetics, also from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Shandong University, in 1991. In 2001, she received her Ph.D. in Language Engineering from the Department of Electronic Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong. She has taught at Shandong University, Nankai University, and, in the United States, at Hope College, the University of Louisville, and George Washington University respectively. In 2013, she returned to join the faculty at her alma mater, Shandong University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Research Institute of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Shandong University. Professor Liu’s primary research interests focus on developing an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary field combining Experimental Phonetics, Chinese Dialects, Second Language Acquisition, Phonetic Pathology and Cognitive Linguistics.
Professor Liu has authored and published a number of scholarly paper and journal articles, including:
· “The Enunciation and Perceptionof Tone”, October, 2017, Shandong University Press
· “An Exploration of the Internal Transformations and Variations of the Suffix-Word ‘Zi’ in the Zibo Dialect in Shandong Province”, Humanistic Writings, No. 10, 2017
· “A Re-examination of the Boundaries of PerceptionRepositioning”, Language Teaching and Research,No. 5, 2017
· “A Tentative Discourse On the Imbalance of Ascending and Descending Perceptions”,Dialects,No. 4, 2016
· “A Re-examination, on the Basis of Recent Readings on the Matter, of the Issue of the Fully Voiced Obstruent Vowel in the Hakka-Jiangxi Dialect in Medieval Chinese”,Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 2004