Danjie Su is a Ph.D. candidate and a Teaching Fellow at UCLA. Her research interests are in discourse analysis and second language acquisition, interactional linguistics, Chinese discourse and grammar, and teaching and learning Chinese as a second language.
Her research publications appear in international academic journals such as
Discourse Studies, Language and Linguistics, Journal of Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language and Discourse, and journals on teaching and learning Chinese as a second language.
Danjie Su studies the pragmatic use of grammar at the discourse level and the sociocultural factors that affect how native speakers make grammatical choices in real-life interaction. Her dissertation reveals how Chinese native speakers make grammatical choices in natural conversational discourse and the subjective functions of major Chinese grammatical constructions, with direct implications for language teaching. Informed by her discourse linguistic studies, Su also applies discourse analysis to the study of second language acquisition, exploring a discourse-based authentic approach to language teaching.
Su is an editor of Guoji Hanyu, a journal on teaching Chinese as a second language. She joined the faculty at the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Sun Yat-sen University in 2008, one of the largest Chinese language programs in the world, and led a writing program of 18 courses. She is also a former researcher at a Chinese national center for Chinese teaching material development and teacher training. Su has taught over 30 and TA-ed over 20 Chinese language and linguistics classes at SYSU and UCLA over the past eight years.
In her spare time, she enjoys art, especially photography.
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