Gang Yao is currently a lecturer at Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. He holds a PhD (funded by China Scholarship Council†) in Applied Linguistics from the University of Murcia (Spain). He is a member of the Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO). His research interests include corpus linguistics, Spanish as a Foreign Language, and academic discourse. He has published articles in several journals such as Ibérica and Research in Corpus Linguistics. He also serves as reviewer for various journals such as Journal of Spanish Language Teaching and Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics.
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PhD in Applied Linguistics, 2022
Universidad de Murcia (Spain)
MA in Spanish Language & Literature, 2018
Shanghai International Studies University (China)
MA in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics, 2017
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
BA in Spanish Language & Literature, 2015
Heilongjiang University (China)
The thesis examines the extent to which the factors of nativeness and expertise may affect the pattern of metadiscourse use in Spanish academic writing.
The present study examines whether there is a statistically significant difference between the DDL approach to vocabulary learning and more traditional learning methods (e.g., dictionary approach) in the context of Spanish as a foreign language (SFL) by Chinese students.
Excellent (EEE-4); C1 (DELE); Good (EEE-8)