Jerome L Packard

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)

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).

Awards and Honors

  • 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.

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Professor, Educational Psychology
Professor, Linguistics
Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Recent Publications

Zou, L., Packard, J. L., Xia, Z., Liu, Y., & Shu, H. (2019). Morphological and whole-word semantic processing are distinct: Event related potentials evidence from spoken word recognition in chinese. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, [133]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00133

Kim, S. A., Packard, J. L., Christianson, K., Anderson, R. C., & Shin, J. A. (2016). Orthographic consistency and individual learner differences in second language literacy acquisition. Reading and Writing, 29(7), 1409-1434. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11145-016-9643-y

Zou, L., Packard, J. L., Xia, Z., Liu, Y., & Shu, H. (2016). Neural correlates of morphological processing: Evidence from Chinese. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9(JAN2016), [714]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00714

Kim, S. A., Christianson, K., & Packard, J. L. (2015). Working memory in L2 character processing: The case of learning to read Chinese. In Working Memory in Second Language Acquisition and Processing (pp. 85-103). Channel View Publications.

Packard, J. L. (2015). Space, time and asymmetry in Chinese. In Space and Quantification in Languages of China (pp. 3-16). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10040-1_1

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