Dr. Yang received her doctoral degree in linguistics from Yale University. She has previously taught as a Teaching Fellow in both the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Department of Linguistics at Yale. Dr. Yang’s current research focuses on the pragmatics, semantics, and syntax of Mandarin Chinese and the Min dialect. Her research interests also include Chinese sociolinguistics and teaching Chinese as a foreign language.


  • Ph.D. Yale University
  • M.A. University College London
  • B.A. National Taiwan University

Areas of Specialization

  • Chinese Linguistics
  • Chinese Pedagogy

Courses Taught And Developed

  • Advanced Modern Chinese I (01:165:301)
  • Advanced Modern Chinese II (01:165:302)
  • Intermediate Chinese I (01:165:201)
  • Intermediate Chinese II (01:165:202)
  • Chinese Across the Curriculum (16:165:506)
  • Language and Identity in Modern Chinese Societies (01:165:211)
  • Modern Chinese Societies: Key Words in the Media (01:991:121:D5)
  • World Languages Story Time (Chinese) (01:991:170:D1)