Grainger Lanneau

Doctoral Candidate in Chinese

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B.A., Chinese, University of California Los Angeles, 2016
M.A., Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, 2020

I am a doctoral candidate in Chinese linguistics with an interest in Sino-Xenic pronunciations. My research is on Sino-Vietnamese pronunciations, the historical narratives surrounding Sino-Vietnamese, and how each layer of Sino-Vietnamese compares with the pronunciation of Old Chinese 上古漢語, Middle Chinese 中古漢語 and Contemporary Chinese varieties, such as Mandarin, Cantonese and Xiang.

I am also passionate about Chinese language pedagogy, being a regular attendee at ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and CLTA (Chinese Language teachers Association). I taught Chinese at the College of Charleston and here at UW. I also co-created a Chinese textbook; you can learn Chinese through our humorous textbook Oh, Jerry! 

Awards and Fellowships: 

2023 Li-Ting Fellowship in Chinese Linguistics 

2023 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS): Vietnamese 

2021 Yen Fu Translation Prize 

Other Collaborations: 

2017 Actor in coursera video course series: Learning Chinese: Start from Scratch (零到一学中文):