Dr. Boping Yuan
Boping Yuan got his PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Edinburgh University. In 1992, he came to Cambridge, where he has been teaching Chinese language and linguistics, directing the modern Chinese language program as well as supervising graduate students in developmental Chinese linguistics. He also provides services for international academic journals and organizations, which include being the vice President (2005-2008) and executive member (2008-present) of the Executive Committee of The International Society for Chinese Language Teaching. His research interests include empirical studies of developmental and synchronic aspects of second language acquisition; linguistic approaches to non-native Chinese grammars; second language acquisition theory; formal linguistics; syntax and semantics.