Assistant Professor of Chinese and Applied Linguistics
Danjie Su received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor in both the Chinese section and the new Ph.D. program in Applied Linguistics of the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, University of Arkansas.
Danjie Su’s research interests are in applied linguistics, especially second language acquisition (SLA) and language pedagogy, discourse pragmatics, interactional linguistics and language socialization, and Chinese linguistics. Su uses qualitative methods of discourse analysis and primarily Chinese data from naturalistic real-life sources to study language use and learning in a social context. As an applied linguist, Su focuses on L2 discourse choice-making and its pedagogical application. Her research in second language acquisition uses video data of learner interaction to study L2 discourse choice-making in language socialization. Her research in language pedagogy explores methods of using authentic materials such as online videos to teach learners how to make informed linguistic choices. Her applied linguistic research is based on her linguistic work on pragmatic and social aspects of discourse choice-making, which reveals Lens as a new aspect of linguistic construal.
Over the past eleven years, Danjie Su has taught all levels of Chinese language as well as content courses in Chinese linguistics, culture, literature, & film and Asian linguistics in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA, the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Arkansas, and the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Sun Yat-sen University, China, where she coordinated the Chinese Second Language Writing Program. She also has language pedagogical training experience for graduate students. She received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Asian Languages and Cultures Department at UCLA in 2017.
World Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Kimpel Hall 425
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
danjiesu (at) uark.edu