Fang Yan

Lecturer in East Asian Studies
Chinese Language
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232 Frist Campus Center
  • M.A. Chinese Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. Linguistics and Applied Linguisitcs, Nankai University
  • B.A. Chinese Language and Literature, Henan University

Fang Yan was appointed as a Chinese language lecturer in the Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University in 2018. Yan is a Ph.D. dissertator in Chinese Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She received her B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Henan University (2010), M.A. in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Nankai University (2013), and M.A. in Chinese Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin Madison (2015). Her research specialties are Chinese experimental phonetics and phonology, especially the study of the linguistic features on the super-segmental level such as the interaction between tones and intonation. Currently she is working on a project about the study of language typology on word-stress. She also has publications in the phonetic acquisition of Chinese as a second language. Yan has been teaching Chinese language classes at all levels to L2 learners from different backgrounds for over 8 years, both in China (2010-2013) and in the US (2013-present). She has also served as the program assistant at the UW-China study abroad program for 3 summers (2015-2017).

Publications List: 
  • “Experimental Phonetic Study on the Merging of the 2ndTone and the 3rdTone in the Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language”, Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association, 2015, Vol.50. No.1. 19-41.
  • “A Sociolinguistic Study of the Addressing Terms for Young Women in Tianjin”,Nankai Linguistics,2015, Vol.1. 132-140.
  • “Experimental Research of the Intonation of Chinese Declarative Sentences Produced by Korean Chinese Learners”. Experimental Linguistics.Vol.1. 47-53(Nagasaki, Japan), 2012.