Research Keywords

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Pragmatics
  • Language Assessment

Presentations

  • Su, Y. (2018). Ritual versus substantive refusals in Mandarin invitational and offering discourse. Paper presented at the North America Conference of Chinese Linguistics, Columbus, OH. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/10/2018.
  • Su, Y. (2017). Pragmalinguistics or sociopragmatics: Refusals and acceptances in L2 Chinese. Paper presented at the 2017 Conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/19/2017.
  • Su, Y. (2016). Acquisition of conventional expressions in L2 Chinese. Paper presented at the Third International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/05/2016.
  • Su, Y. (2014). Exploring pragmatic competence of Mandarin heritage speakers: Requests and request responses. Paper presented at the First CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Teaching and Learning, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/25/2014.
  • Su, Y. (2014). Developing L2 pragmatics in Mandarin: Acceptances of invitations and offers. Paper presented at Pragmatics and Language Learning Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/25/2014.
  • Su, Y. (2012). Learner autonomy in Focus-on-Form: Task explicitness and L2 Proficiency. Paper presented at the 31st Second Language Research Forum, Pittsburgh, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/19/2012.
  • Su, Y., & Chang, Y. (2018). Apologies in Taiwan and Mainland Chinese: Regional and Contextual Variation. Paper to be presented at the Fourth International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association, State University of New York, Albany. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 03/11/2018.
  • Bardovi-Harlig, K., Mossman, S., & Su, Y. (2018). Hands-on corpus searches: Helping students discover authentic pragmatic routines. Paper presented at TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/27/2018.
  • Bardovi-Harlig, K., Mossman, S., & Su, Y. (2017). The effect of corpus-based instruction on pragmatic routines. Paper presented at the 2017 Conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/20/2017.
  • Bardovi-Harlig, K., Mossman, S., & Su, Y. (2016). The effect of instruction on pragmatic routines: Corpus-searches by learners and corpus-based materials by teachers. Paper presented at the 35th Second Language Research Forum, Columbia University, New York, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/22/2016.
  • Sprouse, R.A., Seo, H-K., El-Ghazoly, B., Gabriele, L., McGuire, M., Mossman, S., Scott, J.H.G., & Su, Y. (2013). Deep lexical transfer and the acquisition of the English dative alternation. Poster session presented at the 32nd Second Language Research Forum, Provo, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/20/2013.
  • Bardovi-Harlig, K., & Su, Y. (2019). Towards developing an empirically-driven aural discourse completion task for pragmatic assessment. Midwest Association of Language Testers 2019 Conference, Bloomington, Indiana. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/04/2019.
  • Su, Y., & Chang, Y. (2019). Regional variation in Mainland and Taiwan Chinese. Paper presented at International Pragmatics Association Conference 2019, Hong Kong, China. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/11/2019.
  • Chang, Y., & Su, Y. (2019). Phonological and phonetic cues in Chinese refusals. Paper presented at the 2019 Conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, GA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/09/2019.
  • Su, Y. (2019). Student reports, reference materials, and native speaker performance in Chinese. Paper presented as part of the Research Methodology for Studying Formulaic Language in L2 Pragmatics colloquium chaired by Dr. Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig at the 2019 Conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, GA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/09/2019.

Languages

  • Chinese, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Eastern Asia

Publications

  • Su, Y., & Shin, S.-Y. (2015). Test Review: the Chinese Proficiency Test (New HSK). Iranian Journal of Language Testing, 5, 96-109. Published, 05/01/2015.
  • Su, Y., & Ren, W. (2017). Developing L2 pragmatic competence in mandarin Chinese: Sequential realization of requests. Foreign Language Annals, 50, pp. 433-457. Published, 06/01/2017.
  • Bardovi-Harlig, K., & Su, Y. (2018). The acquisition of conventional expressions as a pragmalinguistic resource in Chinese as a foreign Language. The Modern Language Journal. Published, 12/01/2018.
  • Bardovi-Harlig, K., Mossman, S., & Su, Y. (2017). Corpus-based instruction for pragmatic routines: Corpus-based materials and corpus searches. Language Learning & Technology, 21, 76-103. Published, 01/15/2017.
  • Bardovi-Harlig, K., Mossman, S., & Su, Y. (March 2019). Integrating instructed second language acquisition research, pragmatics, and corpus-based instruction in an intensive English program. In Dekeyser, R., & Botana, G. (Eds.), Doing SLA research with implications for the classroom: Reconciling methodological demands and pedagogical applicability. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Published, 03/01/2019.
  • Bardovi-Harlig, K., Mossman, S., Rothgerber, J., Su, Y. & Swanson, K. (May 2019). Revisiting clarifications: Self- and other-clarifications in corpus-based pragmatic instruction. In Sato, M., & Loewen, S. (Eds.), Evidence-based second language pedagogy: A collection of instructed second language acquisition series. Routledge. Published, 05/01/2019.
  • Su, Y. (in press) Yes or No: Ostensible versus Genuine Refusals in Mandarin Invitational and Offering Discourse. Journal of Pragmatics. Accepted, 03/28/2020.
  • Su, Y., & Chang, Y. (May 2019). Intra-lingual pragmatic variation in Chinese apologies: Influence of region and gender. East Asian Pragmatics. Published, 05/01/2019.
  • Chang, Y. & Su, Y. (2018). Explicit instruction on the negotiation of speech acts: Acceptances of invitations and offers in L2 Chinese. Journal of the National Council of Lesson Commonly Taught Languages, 24, 43-76. Published, 12/15/2018.