Dr. Yan Li
- Associate Professor
- Chinese Language Coordinator
- Ph.D. University of Southern California 2008
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045
Dr. Yan Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Kansas. She studies Chinese linguistics and second language acquisition. Her research focuses on how to facilitate the acquisition of Chinese as a foreign language for adult learners. Her research has led to published articles in Lingua Sinica, Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Chinese as a Second Language, Journal of Chinese Language Teaching, and Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching.
"Pedagogical Strategies on the Instruction of Serial Verb Constructions in Chinese"
"The acquisition of the Bai-construction in Chinese"
- Chinese linguistics
- Second language acquisition
- Teaching Chinese as a foreign language
- Computer-Assisted Language Learning
- Corpus studies
For additional information about Professor Li's research, please visit KU ScholarWorks.
Recent Courses Taught
EALC 331: Language & Society in East Asia
EALC 340: The Structure of Chinese
LING/EALC 572: The Structure of Chinese
EALC 701: Practicum in Teaching Chinese
CHIN 104: Elementary Chinese I
CHIN 108: Elementary Chinese II
CHIN 251: Reading and Writing Chinese Characters
CHIN 562: Modern Chinese Texts I
CHIN 564: Modern Chinese Texts II
Selected Publications —
Li, Y. (2022). Predicting the Unpredictable: -le used in Chinese Serial Verb Constructions. In Topics in Theoretical Asian Linguistics.556-573. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Xu, H. and Li, Y. (2021). Using online applications to enhance phonetic acquisition among learners of Chinese. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 12 (1), 51-81.
Li, Y. (2020). Teaching Chinese adverbs. In The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Language Teaching, 286-298. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
Xu, H, Li, Y. and Li, Y. (2019). Using Online Applications to Help Chinese Learners Master Tones, Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, V10 No.1: 26-56.
Li, Y., and Yan. L (2017). Effects of providing explicit negative evidence on students' perception of ungrammatical sentences using –le. Chinese as a Second Language, 52:3 (2017), 232–254.