Chen Chen is a Ph.D. student in Chinese Linguistics at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona. She received her M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Beijing Normal University.
Her research interests are primarily in L2 acquisition of Chinese, corpus linguistics, and sociolinguistics. A substantial part of her research highlights the application of construction grammar to the L2 acquisition of Chinese. She has worked on L2 acquisition of the bei passive, constructions that contain gei. In addition, she has integrated a corpus approach to the analysis of L2 acquisition of the aspect-marker le and utterance-final particles. She has presented her work at a number of important conferences, including the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Second language Acquisition Research Forum and Chinese Language Teachers Associations.
Her research continuously informs her teaching practices. She has been involved in diverse teaching contexts, including intensive summer language programs, college-level Chinese courses, and K-12 classes.