Yan Liu
  • Yan Liu

  • Lecturer
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2204 Franklin Center, Room 211
  • Campus Box 90414
  • Phone: 919-684-2902
  • Fax: 919-681-7871
  • Office Hours: MW 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Specialties

    • Chinese
  • Research Description

    Her primary research interests include second language reading, biliteracy development, and teaching / learning Chinese as a second language / a foreign language / a heritage language
  • Current Projects

    Reading instruction and assessment for college foreign language content courses
  • Areas of Interest

    Second Language Acquisition
    Second Language Reading
    Biliteracy Development
    Heritage Language Acquisition
    Foreign Language Instruction and Assessment
    Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language or a Second Language
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Carnegie Mellon University,
      • 2013
      • MA,
      • Beijing Foreign Studies University,
      • 2005
      • BA,
      • Lanzhou University,
      • 1999
    • Conferences

      • Developing An Online Course for Advanced Learners of Chinese.
        • January, 2014
        • Duke University
        • Paper presented at Southeast Conference Association for Asian Studies 53rd Annual Meeting
      • Assessing and Promoting Cultural Analysis Skills in Advanced Chinese Courses
        • November 22, 2013
        • 2013 ACTFL conference at Orlando
      • Acquisition of Chinese Characters Among Child and Adult Learners: the Effects of Visual Complexity and Radical Presence.
        • May, 2013
        • Washington, D.C.
        • Poster presented at the annual conference of Association for Psychological Science.
      • L2 Semantic-gap Filling (SGF) in Chinese Reading Comprehension.
        • April, 2013
        • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
        • Poster presented at the Annual Innovation with Impact Research Exhibition.
      • Lexical Inferecing Ability in Chinese as a Foreign Language.
        • March, 2013
        • Dallas, TX.
        • Paper presented at the annual conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
      • A Synthesis Study of Morphological Awareness Instruction.
        • November, 2012
        • Philadelphia, PA.
        • Paper presented at the annual conference of Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA).
      • Lexical Inferencing Ability and Reading Comprehension in Chinese among American College Learners of Chinese
        • November, 2012
        • College Park, MD.
        • Paper presented at the first Maryland International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language.
      • Morphological Awareness and Lexical Inferencing Ability in Chinese as a Foreign Language.
        • October, 2012
        • Paper presented at the 31st Second Language Research Forum (SLRF)
      • Compound Awareness, Lexical Inferencing Ability and Reading Comprehension in Chinese as a Foreign Language.
        • March, 2012
        • Boston, MA.
        • Paper presented at the annual conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL).
  • Recent Publications

      • Naoko Taguchi, Shuai Li, and Yan Liu.
      • "Comprehension of conversational implicature in L2 Chinese."
      • Pragmatics and Cognition
      • 21
      • .1
      • (November, 2013)
      • :
      • 139-157.
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  • Selected Grants

    • AMES T6 IT grant
  • Teaching

    • CHINESE 204.001
      • INTERMEDIATE CHINESE
      • Trent 038A
      • MW 11:45 AM-12:35 PM
    • CHINESE 204.02D
      • INTERMEDIATE CHINESE
      • Trent 039
      • TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    • CHINESE 232.001
      • LITERACY IN CHINESE II
      • Bivins 109
      • MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    • CHINESE 232.03D
      • LITERACY IN CHINESE II
      • Trent 039A
      • TuTh 03:05 PM-03:55 PM
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