Jerome L Packard

 Jerome Packard

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

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  • Tuesday 1-2, Wednesday 1-2
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Biography

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 Formation, The 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

Research Description

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)

Distinctions / 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).

Courses

  • 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

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Qian, Z, and J. Packard A working memory explanation for recency effects in Mandarin second-language sentence processing. 世界汉语教学30.1 (Chinese Teaching in the World) 30 1 2016, p. 75-100.
Kim, S, J. Packard, K. Christianson, R. Anderson, and J. Shin Orthographic Consistency and Individual Learner Differences in Second Language Literacy Acquisition Reading and Writing 2016.
Zou, L, J. Packard, Z. Xia, Y. Liu, and H. Shu Neural correlates of morphological processing in Chinese. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9 2015.
Zhang, J, R. Anderson, Q. Wang, J. Packard, X. Wu, S. Tang, and X. Ke Insight into the Structure of Compound Words among Speakers of Chinese and English. Applied Psycholinguistics 33 4 2012, p. 753-779.
Lin, T, R. Anderson, Y. Ku, K. Christianson, and J. Packard Chinese Children’s Concept of Word Writing Systems Research 3 2011, p. 41-57.
Wu, X, R. Anderson, W. Li, X. Wu, H. Li, J. Zhang, Q. Zheng, J. Zhu, H. Shu, W. Jiang, X. Chen, Q. Wang, L. Lin, Y. He, J. Packard, and J. Gaffney Morphological Awareness and Chinese Children’s Literacy Development: An Intervention Study Scientific Studies of Reading 13 1 2009, p. 26–52.
Relative Clause Processing in L2 Speakers of Mandarin and English Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 43 2 2008, p. 107-146.
Packard, J, X. Chen, W. Li, X. Wu, J. Gaffney, H. Li, and R. Anderson Explicit instruction in orthographic structure and word morphology helps Chinese children learn to write characters Reading and Writing 19 5 2006, p. 457-487.
Packard, Jerome Pragmatic Effects in the Chinese Lexicon Rivista di Linguistica 15 2 2003.

Encyclopedia Entries

Packard, Jerome Chinese Morphology The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language London Routledge 2016.
Packard, Jerome Chinese Morphology The Routledge Handbook of Morphology London Routledge 2016.
Packard, Jerome Chinese Psycholinguistics The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language London Routledge 2016.
Packard, Jerome Lexical Word Formation The Cambridge Grammar of the Chinese Language New York Cambridge University Press 2016.
Packard, Jerome Chinese Morphology Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics Oxford, UK Oxford University Press 2015.
Packard, Jerome Chinese as an Isolating Language Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd ed. Oxford Elsevier 2006.

Book Contributions

Packard, Jerome Space, Time and Asymmetry in Chinese New Studies of Space and Quantification in Languages of China edited by Dan Xu, edited by Jingqi Fu. Space, Time and Asymmetry in Chinese Edited by Dan Xu, Edited by Jingqi Fu, Dordrecht Springer 2015.
Kim, Sun-A, Kiel Christianson, and Jerome Packard Working Memory in L2 Character Processing: The Case of Learning to Read Chinese Working Memory in Second Language Acquisition and Processing edited by Z. Wen, edited by M. Mota, edited by A. McNeill. Working Memory in L2 Character Processing: The Case of Learning to Read Chinese Edited by Z. Wen, Edited by M. Mota, Edited by A. McNeill, Bristol Multilingual Matters 2015.
Packard, Jerome, Zheng Ye, and Xiaolin Zhou Filler-gap processing in Mandarin relative clauses: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials Processing and Producing Head- final Structures edited by Hiroko Yamashita, edited by Yuki Hirose, edited by Jerome Packard. Filler-gap processing in Mandarin relative clauses: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials Edited by Hiroko Yamashita, Edited by Yuki Hirose, Edited by Jerome Packard, Dordrecht Springer 2011, p. 219-240.
Wu, Sina, Jerome Packard, and Hua Shu Morphological Deficit and Dyslexia Subtypes in Chinese Language Disorders in Speakers of Chinese edited by Sam-Po Law, edited by Brendan Weekes, edited by Anita Wong. Morphological Deficit and Dyslexia Subtypes in Chinese Edited by Sam-Po Law, Edited by Brendan Weekes, Edited by Anita Wong, New York Multilingual Matters 2009, p. 112-137.
The Linguistic Manifestation of Aphasia Syndromes in Chinese Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics edited by P. Li, edited by L.H. Tan, edited by E. Bates, edited by O. Tzeng. The Linguistic Manifestation of Aphasia Syndromes in Chinese Edited by P. Li, Edited by L.H. Tan, Edited by E. Bates, Edited by O. Tzeng, Cambridge, UK Cambridge 2006.

Edited Books

Yamashita, H, Y. Hirose, and J. Packard Processing and Producing Head-final Structures Dordrecht Springer 2011.
Li, W, J. Packard, and J. Gaffney Chinese Children’s Reading Acquisition Dordrecht, Holland Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002.
Packard, Jerome New Approaches to Chinese Word Formation New York Mouton de Gruyter 1998.

Books

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Packard, Jerome The Morphology of Chinese New York Cambridge University Press 2000.
Packard, Jerome A Linguistic Analysis of Aphasic Chinese Speech Dordrecht Kluwer 1993.