Associate Professor of Linguistics
Hui Feng received her B.A. degree, M.A. degree and Ph. D. degree from Nankai University, China, in 1995, 2002, and 2007 respectively. She joined the Department of English at Tianjin University as a research associate in 1995 and was a lecturer from 1995 to 2008. Since 2008 she has been an associate professor in the School of Foreign Language and Literature, Tianjin University, China. She did her post-doc research in the Department of Linguistics of the University of Arizona, USA, in 2011-2012. Her research interests include Automatic Speech Recognition, Experiment Acoustics, Second Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics.
09/2004—06/2008: Nankai University, Tianjin, Ph.D. in Linguistics.
09/1999—06/2002: Nankai University, Tianjin, M.A. in Linguistics.
09/1991—06/1995: Nankai University, Tianjin, B.A. in English.
3.Positions & Employments
01/2013—Present Associate Professor, Cognitive Computing and Application, Tianjin Key Laboratory.
02/2011—03/2012 Pos-doc at the Department of Anthropology and Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona.
07/2008—Present Associate Professor, College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tianjin University.
07/2001—06/2008 Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages, Tianjin University.
07/1996—06/2001 Teaching Assistant, Department of Foreign Languages, Tianjin University.
07/1995—06/1996 Graduate Student Supervisor, Department of Foreign Languages, Tianjin University.
1)Advanced Course of Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition (to postgraduates majoring in English)
2)Introduction to Linguistics, Language and Society (to undergraduates majoring in English)
3)A comprehensive English course, including reading and writing (to English major undergraduates)
4)Various courses concerning English listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation (to non-English major undergraduates)
1)2013—2017 Chinese speech information processing in the Internet age: From representation to understanding, a national program on key basic research (also known as Project 973)
Funding Agency: Ministry of Science and Technology of People’s Republic of China
2)2015—2017 Study of more effective improvement of English monophthongs by Chinese EFL Learners
Funding Agency: Tianjin Social Science Fund
3)2013—2015 Contact-induced changes in the Tianjin speech in the context of urbanization
Funding Agency: Tianjin Social Science Fund
1)Gu, Yuxia, Lv, Li, and Feng, Hui. Practical English Writing (Revised). Tianjin University Press. 2016.
2)Feng, Hui. Dialect leveling and Dialect Maintenance: Contact-induced Changes in the Tianjin Speech in the Context of Urbanization. Tianjin University Press. 2015.
3)Feng, Hui, and Gu, Yuxia. Practical English Writing. Tianjin University Press. 2011.
4)Feng, Hui, and Zhang, Pei. On Translation Practice. Tianjin University Press. 2011. [In Chinese]
1)FENG Hui, SONG Rui, GAO Xiaodong, WU Tongyu, DANG Jianwu. “Visualized correction of English Monophthongs: in the case of Tibetan speakers”, Journal of Tsinghua University (Sci&Technol), 2016, 56:1161-1165. [In Chinese]
2)FENG Hui，ZHU Lijiao，YAO Jian. “Monophthongal Changes in Received Pronunciation”, Journal of Tianjin University (Social science), 2016, 6:541-546. [In Chinese]
3)FENG Hui, AN Shourong, ZHU Lijiao. “Reflections on identity construction of college English majors”, Social Sciences on Chinese Youth，2015, 5:107-111．[In Chinese]
4)Jianwu Dang, Qinghua Hu, Hui Feng, “Chinese speech information processing in the Internet age: From representation to understanding”, The Chinese Research Paradigm: Addressing Global Science Issues, pp53-57. 2014.
5)Hyon Songgun, Dang Jianwu, Feng Hui, Wang Hongcui, Honda Kiyoshi, “Detection of speaker individual information using a phoneme effect suppression method”, Speech Communication, pp87-100. 2014.
6)Feng, Hui. Different languages, different cultures, different language ideologies, different linguistic models. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 2009, 4:151-164.
7)Feng, Hui. Influence of Western Mainstream Language Ideologies on Linguistic Inquiry. Journal of Tianjin University (Social Sciences).2008, 6: 539-543. [In Chinese]
1)Dan Hu, Hui Feng, Tongyu Wu. English stress acquisition by native speakers of Tibetan. The 10th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP-2016), Oct. 17-19, 2016, Tianjin, China.
2)Aihui Zhang, Hui Feng, Siyu Wang, and Jianwu Dang. Relationship between perception and production of English vowels by Chinese English learners. The 10th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP-2016), Oct. 17-19, 2016, Tianjin, China.
3)Wenfu Bao, Hui Feng, Jianwu Dang, Zhilei Liu, Yang Yu, Siyu Wang. Perception of Mandarin Tones by Native Tibetan Speakers. INTERSPEECH, Sept. 6-11, 2015, Dresden, Germany.
4)Aihui Zhang, Hui Feng, Jianwu Dang, Xinyuan Zheng and Zhihao Xu. The Perception of English Vowel Contrasts by Chinese EFL Learners and Native English Speakers. ICPhS, Aug. 8-14, 2015, Glasgow, UK.
5)Feng Hui, Zhao Lu, Dang Jianwu. An Empirical Study of Phonetic Transfer in English Monophthong Learning by Tibetan (Lhasa) Speakers. The 18th Oriental COCOSDA/CASLRE, Nov. 24-27, 2015, Shanghai, China.
6)Huixia Wang, Jianwu Dang, Hui Feng, Hongcui Wang, Yang Yu and Kiyoshi Honda, "Investigation of Learning Trajectory of Mandarin for Tibetan Speakers", Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC 2015), Dec. 9-12, 2015, Hong Kong, China.
7)Lu Zhao, Hui Feng, Huixia Wang, Jianwu Dang, “Acoustic Features of Mandarin Monophthongs by Tibetan Speakers”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Asian Language Processing, 147-150, Oct. 19-22, 2014.
8)Shourong An, Hui Feng, Huixia Wang, Jianwu Dang, “An Acoustic Analysis of English Monophthongs by Tibetan Speakers”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Asian Language Processing, 144-146. Oct. 19-22, 2014.
6.Honors & Awards
2016 Winner of Best papers at the Annual Conference of Linguistics, Tianjin
2015 Winner of Best papers at the Annual Conference of Linguistics, Tianjin
2014 Hire for Excellence, Tianjin University (awarded to top 10% of over 4,000 teaching faculty in Tianjin University)
2014 Winner of “My Ideal Supervisor” (awarded to top 10 of over 1,000 supervisors in Tianjin University)
2013 Winner of “Excellent Teaching Achievements” (awarded to top 5% of over 200 applications in Tianjin University) , the project was focused on helping students improve their English intelligibility with proper software
2012 Winner of “Best Textbook Award” , Tianjin University (the two books are Practical English Writing and On Translation Practice)
2010 Winner of “Teaching English to Non-English Majors”, third price (awarded to top 2% of 1,000 teachers who took part in the competition in China)
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