College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Yan Li

Humanities
Associate Professor
East Asian Languages & Cultures
Coordinator of the Chinese Language Program
Primary office:
785.864.9130
Wescoe Hall, 2111
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590
Second office:
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Summary


Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, the acquisition and instruction of Chinese

Teaching Interests

  • Elementary Chinese
  • Advanced Chinese
  • Chinese linguistics
  • Language and Society in East Asia

Research Interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Chinese Language Pedagogy
  • Chinese linguistics
  • Study of Chinese Function Words

Selected Publications

Li, Y. (2020). Teaching Chinese adverbs [Book Chapters]. In The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Language Teaching (pp. 286–298).
Li, Y., & Yan, L. (2017). Effects of providing explicit negative evidence on students’ perception of ungrammatical sentences using –le [Journal Articles]. Chinese as a Second Language (漢語教學研究—美國中文教師學會學報), 52:3, 232–254.DOI 10.1075/csl.52.3.02li        ISSN 2451-828x / E-ISSN 2451-8298.
Simpson, A., Wu, Z., & Li, Y. (2016). Grammatical Roles, Coherence Relations, and the Interpretation of Pronouns in Chinese [Journal Articles]. Lingua Sinica, 1-20. DOI  10.1186/s40655-016-0011–0012.
Li, Y. (2015). Decoding college Chinese placement tests: From the perspective of students’ performance [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Chinese Langauge Teachers Association, 50(1), 61–81.
Li, Y. (2013). An empirical study on the production of dou: Is native like performance attainable?  [Journal Articles]. Journal of Chinese Language Teaching, 10(3), 121–163.
Li, Y. (2013). 点(菜) vs. Order: A Study on a Lexical Difference between Chinese and English [Conference Proceedings]. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy (pp. 754–762). Sichuan publishing house.
Li, Y. (2012). What English-speaking Learners of Chinese Don’t Know about Dou: A Study on the Acquisition of ‘都’ [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 3, 115–149.
Li, Y. (2012). Vitalizing the Abstract: Using Movies to Teach Chinese [Conference Proceedings]. In W. He (Ed.), Research on Concepts and Practice of Developing Chinese Language Teaching Materials (pp. 244–251). Zhejiang University Press.
Li, Y. (2012). Understanding quantifiers and scope interpretations in a second language [Journal Articles]. Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies, 384(12), 86–93.
Li, Y. (2011). 谈汉语量词"重叠式”的教学问题 [Conference Proceedings]. In Chinese Language Globalization and Pedagogy, Volume I (pp. 340–350). Minzu University Press.
Li, Y. (2011). Acquisition of the Aspectual Meanings of the Negation Markers in Mandarin Chinese by English-speaking L2 Chinese Learners [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 46(1), 1–29.
Li, Y. (2011). “都”和“all(both)”的比较以及“都”的教学问题 [Journal Articles]. </i>对外汉语教学与研究 [Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language], 1, 10–16.
Li, Y. (2009). 在感知中习得中文 [Conference Proceedings]. In C. Cai (Ed.), </i>多维视野下的对外汉语教学研究—第七届国际汉语教学学术讨论会论文集 [Research on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Multiple Perspectives: The Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy] (pp. 121–126). Guangxi Normal University Press.
Li, Y. (2009). 中文的词汇习得与英文的母语负迁移影响 [Journal Articles]. </i>对外汉语教学与研究 [Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language], 1, 185–192.
Li, Y. (2006). The Acquisition of the Interaction between Negation and Numeral NP by Adult English-speaking L2 Chinese Learners [Conference Proceedings]. In The Proceedings of the 18th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (pp. 317–330). GSIL Publications, University of Southern California.
Li, Y. (2005). On the Distribution of NegPs in Mandarin Chinese [Conference Proceedings]. In The Proceedings of the 17th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. GSIL Publications, University of Southern California.
Li, Y. (2000). 与范围副词“都”相关的一个问题 [Journal Articles]. </i>语言文字应用 [Applied Linguistics], 2, 16–20.

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Selected Presentations

Li, Y. (11/19/2017 - 11/20/2017). Using Online Applications to Help Chinese Learners Master Tones. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. Nashville, Tennessee
Li, Y. (12/21/2015). Helping advanced Chinese learners’ acquire Chinese cultural perspectives. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. San Diego, California
Li, Y. (10/16/2015). Issues about the Transition from High School to College in Terms of Chinese Learning /Teaching. Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs. San Louis, Missouri
Li, Y. (7/9/2015 - 7/11/2015). Movies as a Means of Teaching Chinese Culture in Advanced Chinese Class. the 13th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. Hohhot, China
Simpson, A., & Wu, Z. (4/3/2015 - 4/5/2015). Coherence Relations, Topic Prominence, and the Interpretation of Pronouns in Chinese. the 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. Los Angeles, California
Li, Y. (11/21/2014). Evaluating the Advanced Chinese Curriculum in Four Universities the U.S. The 2014 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). San Antonio, Texas
Li, Y. (11/22/2013). Decoding College Chinese Placement Tests: From the Perspective of Students’ Performance. The 2013 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Orlando, Florida
Li, Y. (6/29/2013). 点(菜) vs. Order: A Study on a Lexical Difference between Chinese and English. the 11th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. Chengdu, China
Li, Y. (11/17/2012). Bridging 'Textbook Language' and 'live language': Teaching Chinese through Movies. Presented at the 2012 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Philadelphia, PA
Li, Y. (9/15/2012). KU Chinese placement test: what we test and expected levels of performance. EA workshop, organized by Center for East Asian studies, KU. Lawrence, KS
Li, Y. (6/28/2012). Vitalizing the Abstract: Using Movies to Teach Chinese. 10th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. Hangzhou, China
Li, Y. (11/19/2011). Achieving Linguistic Goals by Non-linguistic Means: Teaching Chinese through Movies. The 2011 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Denver, Colorado
Li, Y. (7/24/2011). On Issues Regarding Reduplication of Measure Words in TCFL. The 9th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. Beijing, China
Li, Y. (6/29/2011). On Current Situation and Prospect of Chinese Teaching in the United States. Jilin Normal University. Siping, China
Li, Y. (11/22/2009). Effects of Word Boundaries on Advanced Chinese Learners' Reading Efficiency. The 2009 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). San Diego, California
Li, Y. (8/2/2009). Learning Chinese by Sensing Chinese: A Way to Help Advanced Learners of Chinese Overcome Negative Transferring Effects. The 7th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. Guilin, China
Li, Y. (6/8/2009). An Investigation of Numerical NPs in Subject Position in Mandarin Chinese. 21st North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Bryant University. Smithfield, Rhode Island
Li, Y. (6/23/2007). The Acquisition of the Interaction between Negation and Numeral NP by Adult English-speaking L2 Chinese Learners. The 18th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Western Washington University. Bellingham, WA
Li, Y. (6/24/2005). On the Distribution of NegPs in Mandarin Chinese. The 17th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Defense Language Institute. Monterey, CA

Selected Grants

Project GO Center: Critical Language Skills and Regional Expertise for 21st Century Officers. NFP0071416. $297665.00. (9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015). Federal. Status: Funded

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