Xiaozheng Dai

Xiaozheng Dai

Research Assistant, Center for Language Acquisition (Fall 2023)
Xiaozheng Dai


B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2015
M.S., Linguistics (Concentration in Sociolinguistics), Georgetown University, 2017

Professional Bio

Areas of Interest: discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, integration of digital technology in second language learning and teaching.

Xiaozheng Dai is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and the integration of digital technology into second language learning and teaching. Her current research focuses on the impact of digital gaming on second language acquisition, with a particular emphasis on second language (L2) learners’ pragmatic competence. Prior to coming to Penn State, she had five years of experience teaching exam preparation classes to learners of English as a second language.