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, 2019). 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, Boston: Cheng & Tsui Publishing Company.) and four co-edited/authored research volumes: Chinese as a Heritage Language: Fostering Rooted World Citizenry (2008, HI: University of Hawaii, National Foreign Language Resource Center), Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Theories and Applications (2011, 2nd edition, Boston: Cheng & Tsui Publishing Company), Current Issues in Chinese Linguistics (2011, UK, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), and Current Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse (2019, John Benjamins Publishing Company). Before she came to Bryant University, she served on faculty at the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Ph D, University of Hawaii
MA, University of Hawaii
Xiao, y., Chinese as a Heritage Language, , 2017.
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., Chinese Discourse from Diverse Perspectives: An introduction, .
Xiao, Y., Current studies in Chinese language and discourse, .
Xiao, Y., New Words in Contemporary Chinese Language Use: Linguistic Features and Formation Processes, .
Xiao, Y., Confucius institutes in the US: Platform, Global Chinese , 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.
Research and publication award 2011-2012,
Bryant Merit Award, 2017
Bryant Merit Award 2012, 2012
President's Professional Development Fund, 2005
Asian Pacific Scholarship, 1989
Advanced Chinese language courses, content-based courses in Chinese business, film, media, literature and culture; and English-taught course entitled "Understanding Contemporary China."
Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Learning, Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language and Discourse
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