Department: Modern Foreign Languages
Yahui Anita Huang
Assistant Professor of Chinese
Berte Humanities Building 304
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4971
Office Fax: n(205) 226-3089
Brief Career Background:
Birmingham Southern College Assistant Professor 2012-present
University of Alabama at Birmingham Assistant Professor 2011-2012
University of Texas at Austin Assistant Instructor 2007-2009
PhD. in Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin
M.A. in Linguistics, Eastern Michigan University
B.A. in German Literature, Chinese Cultural University, Taipei, Taiwan
Areas of Academic Interest:
- Chinese Language Pedagogy
- Chinese for Specific Purposes
- Chinese Linguistics
- Syntax and Semantics
My principal academic specializations include Chinese linguistics, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Chinese language pedagogy. My dissertation investigates the form and meaning of Chinese Conditionals with a focus on Quantification, Presupposition, Modal Implications, Pronoun Occurrence as compared to English "whatever" and "whoever" sentences. My other research agenda includes Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and Teaching Chinese for Specific Purposes with an emphasis on building students’ pragmatic competence in a business context. I am also interested in translation studies, language acquisition (first and second), and bilingual education.
CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I (1) An introduction to the Mandarin Chinese language in regards to speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Designed for students who have no prior knowledge of Chinese.
CHN 102 Elementary Chinese II (1) A continuation of CHN 101. Prerequisite: CHN 101.
CHN 220 Intermediate Chinese I (1) Building on beginning Chinese, this course reviews basic grammar and pronunciation concepts, builds vocabulary, and further develops language skills. Prerequisites: CHN 101 and 102 or consent. Fall.
CHN 221 Intermediate Chinese II (1) A continuation of CHN 220. Prerequisite: CHN 220 or consent. Spring.
CHN290: Directed Readings
HM 120: How Language Works
E299: Explorations of Qi ‘Life-energy’