Modern Languages

Language study teaches you to think critically and analytically, and introduces you to ways in which other cultures construct thought and make meaning. Our courses integrate culture, history, literature, and other creative productions into the learning experience, and introduce you to business discourse.

Faculty

Xiao, Yun

Yun Xiao

Professor, Modern Language
Faculty Suite J, Room 130
yxiao@bryant.edu

Yun Xiao is Professor of Chinese language and linguistics at Bryant University and served as the chair of the Department of Modern Languages (2007-2014). She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Hawaii in 1998. Her research interests are Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Learning, Chinese Linguistics, and Chinese Language Education. She has published dozens of journal articles and book chapters. She also published a four-volume Readings in Chinese Literature Series (2008-2010, with Hui Xiao, et al.) and three co-edited/authored research volumes: Chinese as a Heritage Language: Fostering Rooted World Citizenry (2008, with Agnes Weiyun He), Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Theories and Applications (2011, 2nd edition, with Michael Everson), and Current Issues in Chinese Linguistics (2011, with Liang Tao and Hooi Ling soh). Before she came to Bryant University, she served on faculty at the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Advanced Chinese language courses, content-based courses in Chinese business, film, media, literature and culture.

Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Learning, Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Education

  • American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • North American Conference of Chinese Linguistics
  • International Association of Chinese Linguistics
  • New England Chinese Langauge Teachers Association
  • Chinese Language Teacher Association
  • Research and publication award 2011-2012
  • 2017, Bryant Merit Award
  • 2012, Bryant Merit Award 2012
  • 2005, President's Professional Development Fund
  • 1989, Asian Pacific Scholarship

Xiao, Y., Chinese Education in the United States: Players and Challenges, De Gruyter Mouton, Global Chinese: An international and interdisciplinary journal of the Chinese language and its users worldwide,《全球华语研究》, 2016.

Xiao, Y., The Rise of Catchword “被bei-XX:” Grammaticalization and Reanalysis, Journal of Chinese as a Second Language, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016.

Xiao, Y., Confucius institutes in the US: Platform, Global Chinese , 2017.

Xiao, y., Chinese as a Heritage Language, 2017.

Xiao, Y., The Rise of Chinese Internet Language: Product and Agent of Globalization at Below, Global Chinese: An international and interdisciplinary journal of the Chinese language and its users worldwide, 2015.

Xiao, Y., Heritage Language Education in the U.S.: The Chinese Case, Routledge, 2014.

Xiao, Y., Effect of home background on advanced heritage language learning, CASLAR (Journal of Chinese as a Second Language Research), 2013.

Xiao, Y., Chinese in the USA, Cambridge University Press, 2010.