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Dr. Yuyun Lei
Dr. Yuyun Lei
- Pedagogical Assistant Professor

Dr. Yuyun Lei holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her M.A. in Applied Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University, and her M.A. and B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Hunan University, China.

Her primary research interest lies in second language assessment and pedagogy. Before joining WKU, she taught Chinese at different universities and programs, including Wake Forest University, the University of Mississippi, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Princeton in Beijing.


Lei, Y. & Yan, X. (2022). An exploratory study of strategy use on elicited imitation tasks. Frontiers in Psychology, 53(4), 704-732. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.917168

Lei, Y. (2021). Exploring fluency and disfluency features of oral performances in Chinese as a second language. In Yang, C. (Eds.), The Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language Pronunciation: Segments and Prosody (pp. 281-304), Springer.

Yan, X., Lei, Y. & Park, H. (2021). Speech fluency. In Mohebbi, H. & Coombe, C. (Eds.), Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics: A Reference Guide (pp. 493-497), Springer.

Yan, X., Lei, Y. & Shih, C. (2020). A corpus-driven, curriculum-based Chinese elicited imitation test in US universities. Foreign Language Annals, 53(4), 704-732. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/flan.12492

Wu, S., Lei, Y. & Guan, K. (2014). Implementing CALL technology in teaching a content-based Chinese hand puppet theater course. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 5(2), 36-48.

Peng, L. & Lei, Y. (2012). The teaching of bei-sentence under the new situation (新形势下的“被”字句 教学). Chinese Language Education and Research (South Korea, KCI), 16, 133-151. https://doi.org/10.24285/cler.2012.12.16.133


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