Publications 

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Su, Danjie & Hongyin Tao. 2018. Teaching the Mandarin utterance-final particle le through authentic materials, Chinese as a Second Language Research 7(1). 15–45.

https://doi.org/10.1515/caslar-2018-0002

 

Su, Danjie & Hongyin Tao. 2018. Teaching the shi…de construction with authentic materials in elementary Chinese, Chinese as a Second Language Research 7(1). 111–140.

https://doi.org/10.1515/caslar-2018-0005

 

Su, Danjie. 2017.  Significance as a lens: Understanding the Mandarin ba construction through Discourse Adjacent Alternation , Journal of Pragmatics 117. 204–230. 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2017.06.019

 

Su, Danjie. 2017. Semantics and chunking in written and conversational discourses: A corpus study of two near-synonymous words in MandarinChinese Language and Discourse 8(1). 5194.

https://dx.doi.org/10.1075/cld.8.1.03su

 

Lee, Heeju, Danjie Su, & Hongyin Tao. 2017. A crosslinguistic study of some extended uses of what-based interrogative expressions in Chinese, English, and Korean, Chinese Language and Discourse 8(2). 137–173.

https://doi.org/10.1075/cld.00001.lee

 

Su, Danjie. 2016. Grammar emerges through reuse and modification of prior utterancesDiscourse Studies 18(3). 330353. 

https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445616634551

 

Su, Danjie & Hongyin Tao. 2014. Using authentic materials in teaching spoken language and material developmentGuoji Hanyu [World Chinese Language Journal] 3. 105112.

 

Peng, Gang, Diana Deutsch, Trevor Henthorn, Danjie Su & William S-Y. Wang. 2013. Language experience influences non-linguistic pitch perception. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 41(2). 447–467.

 

Su, Danjie. 2012. Construction as a chain of chunks: Theoretical framework of the Construction-Chunking Approach. Yuyan Kexue [Linguistic Sciences] 58(3). 241–253.

 

Su, Danjie. 2012. Rethinking the jianyu sentence patterns in Mandarin: Insight from the Construction-Chunking Approach. Yuyan Yanjiu [Studies in Language and Linguistics] 32(2). 100–107.

 

Su, Danjie. 2012. Chunks as a pivotal unit between constructions and words: The case of “V qǐ NP lái” patterns in Mandarin. Journal of Sun Yat-sen University (Social Science Edition) 52(1). 69–77.

 

Su, Danjie. 2012. Vocabulary explanation in Chinese pedagogical lexicography. Guoji Hanyu [World Chinese Language Journal] 2. 110–117.

 

Su, Danjie. 2011. The essence of the Construction-Chunking Approach: An empirical study on teaching the Chinese jiānyǔ sentence patterns. Yuyan Jiaoxue Yu Yanjiu [Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies] 148(2). 16–22.

 

Su, Danjie. 2011. International cooperation in compiling Chinese teaching materials. Guoji Hanyu [World Chinese Language Journal] 1. 99–103. 

 

Su, Danjie & Jianming Lu. 2010. The Construction-Chunking Approach for syntactic analysis and second language teaching. Shijie Hanyu Jiaoxue [Journal of Chinese Teaching in the World] 24(4). 557–567.

 

Su, Danjie. 2010. A survey study on teaching vocabulary in intermediate Chinese listening class. Journal of Yunan Normal University (Edition of Research on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) 45(4). 6–12. 

 

Su, Danjie. 2010. On the Construction-Chunking Approach: An experimental study on teaching Chinese existential sentence patterns. Hanyu Xuexi [Journal of Learning Chinese Language as a Second Language] 176(2). 83–90.

 
BOOK CHAPTERS:
 

Su, Danjie & Hongyin Tao. 2014. Teaching discourse pragmatics in the spoken mode: The case of Working with Spoken ChineseIn Li, Zhaolin, Chunling Xie, Weiping Wu, eds., Linguistics and CSL Teaching and Learning: Theories and Practices in the Training of Pragmatic Abilities, 144–162, Hong Kong: The Commercial Press.

 

Su, Danjie. 2010. Web resources for teaching and learning Chinese as a second language. In Pu Zhang, Jihua Song, and Juan Xu, eds., Technology-Based Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language Practice and Reflection. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press.

 

Lu, Jianming & Danjie Su. 2010. Teaching Chinese characters, sound system, lexicon, and grammar to second language learners online. In Pu Zhang, Jihua Song, and Juan Xu, eds., Technology-Based Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language Practice and Reflection, 12–20. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press. 

 

Su, Danjie & Jinglian Gao. 2010. Multimedia web resources for learning Chinese characters. In Yan Yuan and John Jing-hua Yin, eds., Chinese as a Foreign Language Teaching Practice and Reflections, 431–434. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

 
BOOK REVIEWS:
 
Su, Danjie. 2017. Book review: The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics, edited by Wang, William S-Y. and Chaofen Sun, Studies in Language 41(4). 1029–1038.
doi 10.1075/sl.16053.su
 
Su, Danjie. 2014. Book review: Request Strategies: A Comparative Study in Mandarin Chinese and Korean, by Rue & Zhang. Language and Linguistics 15(4). 597–600.

https://doi.org/10.1177/1606822X14532054

 

Su, Danjie. 2011. Book review: An International Dictionary of Chinese Neologisms, by Benjamin K. Tsou and Rujie You. Chinese Language and Discourse 2(2). 301–306.

 

Su, Danjie. 2009. Book review: Using Chinese Synonyms, by Grace Qiao Zhang. Geolinguistics (Journal of the American Society of Geolinguistics) 35. 124–128.

 
 

Dissertation

Su, Danjie. 2017. A Discourse Approach to the Functions of Major Chinese Grammatical Constructions and Their Alternations in Conversation. Los Angeles: CA: University of California, Los Angeles Ph.D. dissertation.

 

Abstracts of Recent Papers and Video Links

Teaching discourse-pragmatic functions of a topic-comment construction with authentic materials in elementary and intermediate L2 Chinese

(All relevant video clips used in this article can be found herehttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN0Hq3LEKHqKzcIgMpca66TvorkFhjXIP&disable_polymer=true )

Video clip #1.  Chunjiao? You need to ask your husband. 

Video clip #2. Which one is nicer?

Video clip #3. I’ve done what I promised you.

Video clip #4. This kid, he really likes math.

Video clip #5. Music, not everyone can do it.

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Su, Danjie & Hongyin Tao. 2018. Teaching the Mandarin utterance-final particle le through authentic materialsChinese as a Second Language Research 7(1). 15–45.

https://doi.org/10.1515/caslar-2018-0002

AbstractThe Mandarin utterance-final particle le is among the most difficult and elusive grammatical features that learners of Chinese often encounter, owing to its rich interactional pragmatic functions and the lack of a counterpart in many first languages. In this article, we use media clips to illustrate a beginning-level language teaching unit for this feature. We show that authentic materials can be used to address pedagogical issues with some of the most difficult grammatical phenomena in Chinese and that this can be accomplished via material design, classroom activities, and assessment methods - all at the beginning level.

(All relevant video clips used in this article can be found here: https://clicresearch.rice.edu/caslar-authentic-spoken-language/#le)  

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Su, Danjie & Hongyin Tao. 2018Teaching the shi…de construction with authentic materials in elementary ChineseChinese as a Second Language Research 7(1). 111–140.

https://doi.org/10.1515/caslar-2018-0005

Abstract:
This study provides an L2 pedagogical design to illustrate how and why authentic materials should and can be utilized in beginning-level grammar teaching – even of those most elusive grammatical constructions. In particular, we discuss the pedagogy of the so-called shi…de grammatical construction in Mandarin Chinese, one of the most challenging grammatical constructions for L2 learners of Chinese. We use spoken language data to demonstrate how this grammatical construction is used at the discourse level, how to engage students in critical thinking about its use or non-use in context, and what motivates the choices of different grammatical constructions and the implications of such choices for L2 teaching and learning.
 
Shi…de has been regarded as a focus, emphasis, or highlighting device. The construction itself consists of a copular (shi) plus de, which is both a nominalization marker and an utterance-final particle. Due to the multifaceted nature of the components and the versatility of the structure, this construction has been analyzed from multiple perspectives, with controversies on its nature, function, and optionality in use. 
 
In most elementary Chinese textbooks, shi…de is introduced as a basic grammatical feature of modern Chinese and with conflicting or vague descriptions. Most problematically, this grammatical construction is often taught in isolation and devoid of any context, leaving learners confused about when to use it.
 
As a result, it is not surprising to see that learners often found not to use this construction when the context calls for it – as a series of SLA studies have found. This shows that the acquisition of grammatical constructions such as the shi…de construction is not merely a structural issue. Rather, we believe that the mastery of discourse pragmatics plays an important role in the acquisition of L2 grammar. In particular, the issue of teaching grammar in context should be given primary emphasis in grammar pedagogy. This holds true regardless of the level of language proficiency. We argue that at the beginning level, it is particularly crucial to expose L2 learners to the way L1 speakers use a given grammatical construction for a matching context, and that authentic materials, which are produced for L1 speakers, should and can be utilized to serve such purposes. To this aim, we demonstrate how authentic materials can be used effectively in beginner level Mandarin Chinese to teach the subtleties of the usage of the shi…de construction.
 
We incorporate corpus-based studies of spoken discourse and attempt to prioritize the observed patterns with different frequencies in discourse in our pragmatically-informed pedagogy. We contend that shi…de as a complex construction has preferred components and is typically used in persuasive discourse contexts. We present a usage-based construction-based analysis of the typical patterns of shi…de and outline major learning goals according to the difficulties that learners often encounter with regard to the acquisition of shi…de. 
 
Based on these observations, we design our teaching unit with movie and TV-show clips to enhance 1) the leaner’s understanding of the common discourse contexts in which shi…de can be felicitously used; and 2) the common components that go in this construction. A major part of the paper is dedicated to the actual development of instructional guidelines on implementing authentic materials in a classroom setting, from effectively utilizing videos to designing instructional activities and conducting assessments. The instructional process combines a sketch of structural properties with a semantic and discourse-pragmatic analysis, all of which are based on commonly found features in actual discourse: Step I illustrates the persuasive discourse context, Step II focuses on the use of shi…de with adjectival components, and Step III deals with the use of shi…de with verbal components. For sample assessment activities, we include materials such as language and context matching, use of language structure to convey specific meanings, and interactional use of shi…de in conversation. 
 
In short, our discourse research-informed pedagogy provides evidence that authentic materials can be used effectively for grammar teaching at the beginner level. Based on the case of shi…de, we argue that for L2 learners, an understanding of language structures at the discourse level is crucial to a proper understanding and use of the target language. 
 
(All relevant video clips used in this article can be found here: https://clicresearch.rice.edu/caslar-authentic-spoken-language/#de)  
 
提要:“是…的”句是初级汉语教学常见语法格式。该句式语义语用功能较抽象,句法上也常有“可用可不用”的情况,是汉语习得难点之一。本文通过基于影视会话的“是…的”句教学设计,例示如何使用真实语料教初级汉语,尤其是语法。本文将“是…的”句最典型的表确信的构式作为教学重点,展示如何将含有目标语法格式的真实语料转化为面向初级阶段的教学材料、课堂活动设计和测试材料。本文表明,初级阶段可使用真实语料来教二语难点语法。

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Su, Danjie. 2017Significance as a lens: Understanding the Mandarin ba construction through Discourse Adjacent AlternationJournal of Pragmatics 117. 204–230.

ISSN 0378-2166, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2017.06.019. 

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Highlights

• Lens is speakers’ subjective evaluation of reality, especially their attitudes toward an event.

• The significance lens marks an event highly consequential, challenging, or important.

• Mandarin ba-construction is a significance marker.

• Discourse adjacent alternation method can reveal functions of grammatical constructions.

• Pragmatic factors in linguistic choice-making during social interaction.

Abstract: Given alternative grammatical options, how do native speakers make the choice in a given communicative context? Drawing data from 300 videotaped conversations (100 h; one-million words), this study is the first to use a discourse adjacent alternation method to investigate how real-life speakers in a single conversation use alternative grammatical constructions to describe the same event. This study proposes the concept of LENS as a new aspect of linguistic construal. Lens refers to speakers’ subjective evaluation of reality, especially their attitudes toward an event. This study finds that SIGNIFICANCE is a lens that evaluates an event as being highly consequential, challenging, or important. The elusive ba-construction in Mandarin is a linguistic device for the construe of significance: The ba-construction prototypically marks a transitive event as a significant consequence, contribution, or action, which is highly consequential, highly challenging, or highly important. The findings raise questions as to what linguistic devices are used in other languages to construe significance and what devices are used to construe other lenses in Mandarin and in other languages. This study reveals an association of linguistic markedness with discourse-level choices among paradigmatic oppositions in social interaction and suggests that syntactic markedness and semantic complexity correlate with discourse significance. The findings shed light on the pragmatic factors in linguistic choice-making during social interaction.

Highlights
• Lens is speakers’ subjective evaluation of reality, especially their attitudes toward an event.
• The significance lens marks an event highly consequential, challenging, or important.
• Mandarin ba-construction is a significance marker.
• Discourse adjacent alternation method can reveal functions of grammatical constructions.
• Pragmatic factors in linguistic choice-making during social interaction.

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Su, Danjie. 2016. Grammar emerges through reuse and modification of prior utterancesDiscourse Studies 18(3). 330–353.

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Abstract: Given the growing consensus that grammar emerges as language is used in social interaction, how grammar emerges through interaction still remains much unknown. This study demonstrates that the beginnings of the emergence of constructions can be found in individual interactions. Through an investigation on videotaped English conversations and corpora using discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and corpus linguistic methodologies, I find that conversational participants have a tendency as high as 80% or more to reuse words in prior turns. I argue that reuse as the mechanism of resonance motivation, and modification as the mechanism of relevance motivation work competitively and conjointly, shaping the emergence of grammatical structures of a language. Reuses lead to formation of the fixed frame; modifications form the category for an open slot. In summary, grammar emerges through interaction among participants who are constantly reusing and modifying prior utterances to achieve current interactive goals.

 Appendix 

Video of dataset #1     Video of dataset #2    Video of dataset #3

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Abstract: Although much has been written about the differences between written and conversational discourses, less work has been done on how these two discourse types differ in terms of chunking patterns. This study investigates the different meanings and chunking patterns two words have in Mandarin written and conversational discourses. To overcome the problem of comparability between written and conversational corpora, instead of using a single word, I use two near-synonymous Mandarin words, zhihou and yihou, both of which mean roughly ‘after’ or ‘later,’ and compare their meaning and chunking patterns in written and spoken corpora. Our investigation regarding semantic distinctions revealed that in both writing and conversation, zhihou favors past and yihou favors future, and that in writing but not in conversation zhihou is more often used with immediate high transitivity actions and causal relations, whereas yihou is more often used with low transitivity states. Regarding chunking patterns, whereas conversation preserves different stages of chunking, written discourse mainly has the final clear-cut stage. This study demonstrates the importance of grounding grammatical investigations on discourse types and of the possible usefulness of using near-synonymous words or grammatical constructions as a way of getting round the problem of comparability.

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Lee, Heeju, Danjie Su & Hongyin Tao. 2017. A crosslinguistic study of some extended uses of what-based interrogative expressions in Chinese, English, and KoreanChinese Language and Discourse 8(2). 137–173.
 

Abstract: Interrogative pronouns such as what in English, shenme in Mandarin Chinese, and mwe/mwusun in Korean all have developed extended uses beyond interrogation. Such uses may include filling a gap in conversation, softening a speaker’s epistemic stance, and indicating strong emotions such as surprises or incredulity. Yet there is little research dealing with crosslinguistic patterns with large corpora of interactive discourse data. In this paper, we investigate the extended uses based on corpora of multiple telephone calls from the three languages. We show that eight categories of extended use can be identified in the corpora and that most of the extended uses tend to fall in the negative territory. We provide a pragmatic interactive account for this phenomenon and hope that the taxonomy and coding scheme developed here can serve as a starting point for future crosslinguistic and corpus-based comparative studies of what-like tokens as well as of the discourse-pragmatic uses of other interrogative forms. 

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Su, Danjie & Hongyin Tao. 2014. Teaching discourse pragmatics in the spoken mode: The case of Working with Spoken ChineseLinguistics and CSL Teaching and Learning: Theories and Practices in the Training of Pragmatic AbilitiesHong Kong: The Commercial Press, 144–162. 
 

AbstractDiscourse pragmatics as conceived here has to do with social, cultural, and interactive properties important for conducting interpersonal communication. While these properties have long been recognized by the research community, very little, especially in the case of Chinese, has been done to incorporate them into language teaching. This paper takes a published project- Working with Spoken Chinese- as a sample to show what discourse-pragmatic properties can be observed in natural conversation and how they can be transformed into concrete materials and activities for classroom instruction and self-study.    

 

关于构式语法的中文论文

苏丹洁. 2012. 构式是一条语块链——构式语块分析法的理论框架. 《语言科学》总第58期,第3期,页241–253。

苏丹洁 [Su, Danjie]. 2012. 构式是一条语块链——构式语块分析法的理论框架.  Goushi shi yi tiao yukuai lian: Goushi Yukuai Fenxifa de lilun kuangjia [Construction as a chain of chunks: Theoretical framework of the Construction-Chunking Approach]. 《语言科学》Yuyan Kexue [Linguistic Sciences] 58(3). 241–253.

Su, Danjie. 2012. Goushi shi yi tiao yukuai lian: Goushi Yukuai Fenxifa de lilun kuangjia [Construction as a chain of chunks: Theoretical framework of the Construction-Chunking Approach]. Yuyan Kexue[Linguistic Sciences] 58(3). 241-253.

 

苏丹洁. 2012. 取消"兼语句"之说——构式语块法的新分析. 《语言研究》总第32期,第2期,页100–107。

苏丹洁 [Su, Danjie]. 2012. 取消“兼语句”之说——构式语块法的新分析 Quxiao “jianyuju” zhi shuo [Rethinking the jianyu sentence patterns in Mandarin: Insight from the Construction-Chunking Approach].《语言研究》Yuyan Yanjiu [Studies in Language and Linguistics] 32(2). 100–107.

Su, Danjie. 2012. Quxiao “jianyuju” zhi shuo [Rethinking the jianyu sentence patterns in Mandarin: Insight from the Construction-Chunking Approach]. Yuyan Yanjiu [Studies in Language and Linguistics] 32(2). 100-107.

 

苏丹洁. 2012. 语块是构式和词项的中介——以现代汉语“V起NP来”为例. 《中山大学学报》(社会科学版)总第52期,第1期,页69–77。

苏丹洁 [Su, Danjie]. 2012. 语块是构式和词项的中介——以现代汉语“V起NP来”为例 Yukuai shi goushi he cixiang de zhongjie: Yi Xiandai Hanyu “V qi NP lai” wei li [Chunks as a pivotal unit between constructions and words: The case of “V qi NP lai” patterns in Mandarin].《中山大学学报》 (社会科学版) Zhongshan Daxue Xuebao (Shehui Kexue Ban) [Journal of Sun Yat-sen University (Social Science Edition)] 52(1). 69–77.

Su, Danjie. 2012. Yukuai shi goushi he cixiang de zhongjie: Yi Xiandai Hanyu “V qi NP lai” wei li [Chunks as a pivotal unit between constructions and words: The case of “V qi NP lai” patterns in Mandarin]. Zhongshan Daxue Xuebao (Shehui Kexue Ban) [Journal of Sun Yat-sen University (Social Science Edition)] 52(1). 69-77.

 

苏丹洁. 2011. 构式语块教学法的实质——以兼语句教学及实验为例. 《语言教学与研究》 总第148期,第2期,页16–22。

苏丹洁 [Su, Danjie]. 2011. 构式语块教学法的实质——以兼语句教学及实验为例 Goushi Yukuai Jiaoxuefa de shizhi: Yi jianyuju jiaoxue ji shiyan wei li[The essence of the Construction-Chunking Approach: An empirical study on teaching the Chinese jianyu sentence patterns].《语言教学与研究》Yuyan Jiaoxue Yu Yanjiu [Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies] 148(2).16–22.

Su, Danjie. 2011. Goushi Yukuai Jiaoxuefa de shizhi: Yi jianyuju jiaoxue ji shiyan wei li [The essence of the Construction-Chunking Approach: An empirical study on teaching the Chinese jianyu sentence patterns]. Yuyan Jiaoxue Yu Yanjiu [Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies] 148(2).16-22.

 

苏丹洁、陆俭明. 2010. “构式-语块”句法分析法和教学法. 《世界汉语教学》总第24期,第4期,页557–567。

苏丹洁 [Su, Danjie], 陆俭明 [Jianming Lu]. 2010. “构式-语块”句法分析法和教学法.“Goushi-Yukuai” jufa fenxifa he jiaoxuefa [The Construction-Chunking Approach for syntactic analysis and second language teaching].《世界汉语教学》Shijie Hanyu Jiaoxue [Journal of Chinese Teaching in the World] 24(4). 557–567.

Su, Danjie & Jianming Lu. 2010. “Goushi-Yukuai” Jufa fenxifa he jiaoxuefa [The Construction-Chunking Approach for syntactic analysis and second language teaching]. Shijie Hanyu Jiaoxue [Chinese Teaching in the World] 24(4). 557-567.

 

苏丹洁. 2010. 试析“构式-语块”教学法——以存现句教学实验为例.《汉语学习》总第176期,第2期,页83–90。

苏丹洁 [Su, Danjie]. 2010. 试析“构式-语块”教学法——以存现句教学实验为例 “Goushi-Yukuai” Jiaoxuefa: Yi cunxianju jiaoxue shiyan wei li
[On the Construction-Chunking Approach: An experimental study on teaching Chinese existential sentence patterns as an example].《汉语学习》Hanyu Xuexi [Journal of Learning Chinese Language as a Second Language] 176(2). 83–90.

Su, Danjie. 2010. Shixi “Goushi-Yukuai” Jiaoxuefa: Yi cunxianju jiaoxue shiyan wei li [On the Construction-Chunking Approach: An experimental study on teaching Chinese existential sentence patterns as an example]. Hanyu Xuexi [Journal of Learning Chinese Language as a Second Language] 176(2). 83-90.

Invited Talks

Su, Danjie. Linguistic choice-making and implications for language teaching: The case of the Chinese ba-sentence. Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Feb. 14, 2018.

 

Su, Danjie. Linguistic choice-making and implications for language teaching: The case of the Chinese ba-sentence. Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, Jan. 29, 2018.

 

Su, Danjie. Discourse-based Language Teaching Focusing on Authentic Materials and Interaction. University of Kentucky, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures. Lexington, Jan. 24, 2017.

Su, Danjie. Same event, different perspectives: Functions of Chinese grammatical structures and implications for language teaching. University of Washington, Department of Asian Languages & Literature. Seattle, Feb. 12, 2016.


Su, Danjie. A new approach to teaching Chinese sentence grammar to second language learners. School of Chinese as a Second Language, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, June 03, 2011.

(Keynote) Lu, Jianming and Danjie Su. Online teaching of Chinese characters, sound system, lexicon, and grammar to second language learners. 7th International Conference on New Technologies in Teaching and Learning Chinese, Ludong University, Yantai, July 2010.

(Keynote) Su, Danjie and Jianming Lu. Two thoughts on researching and teaching Chinese grammar. 6th International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Second Language. Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, Oct. 2009.

 

Conference Papers and Oral Presentations

Su, Danjie. Incorporating authentic conversation in second language syllabus design: a case study of an elementary Chinese course at UCLA. 2015 Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) & Annual Meeting of Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA). San Diego, November 20-22, 2015.

 

Su, Danjie. Same event, different perspectives: A study of grammar and ideology with videotaped Mandarin conversational data, 21st Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Social Organization. University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, May 30-31, 2015.

 

Su, Danjie. Ba-construction, bei-passives, and unmarked passives in Mandarin conversation. 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. UCLA, Los Angeles, April 3-5, 2015.

 

Lee, Heeju, Danjie Su and Hongyin Tao, Non-interrogative uses of shenme in Mandarin conversation. 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. UCLA, Los Angeles, April 3-5, 2015.

 

Lee, Heeju, Danjie Su and Hongyin Tao. A crosslinguistic study of some extended uses of what-based interrogative expressions in Chinese, English, and Korean.  2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association. UCLA, Los Angeles, Oct.17-19, 2014.

 

Su, Danjie. Syntactic Alternation in Mandarin Conversation: Ba-conctructions, bei-passives, unmarked passives, and resultatives. 2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association. UCLA, Los Angeles, Oct.17-19, 2014.

 

Su, Danjie. Authenticity in second language assessment. 7th National Chinese Language Conference. Los Angeles, May 8-10, 2014.

 

Su, Danjie. Reuse and transformation in conversational repetition. 20th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture. UCLA, Los Angeles, May1-3, 2014.

 

Su, Danjie. A corpus-based study of two near-synonymous time expressions zhihou and yihou in Mandarin. 20th Workshop on East Asian Linguistics. UCLA, Los Angeles, April 4-5, 2014.

 

Su, Danjie. Authenticity in second language assessment. ACTFL 2013 Annual Convention & Annual Meeting of Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA). Orlando, Nov 22-24, 2013.

 

Su, Danjie. A multimodal approach to repetition in Mandarin conversation. 19th Workshop on East Asian Linguistics. UCLA, Los Angeles, March 29-30, 2013.

 

Su, Danjie. Rethinking the jianyu sentence patterns in Mandarin. 1st Academic Forum of Chinese Language Teachers. Jinan University, Guangzhou & Zhuhai, Aug.15-19, 2011.

 

Su, Danjie and Nguyen Thi Dieu Ngoc. A comparison of existential sentences in Vietnamese and Mandarin. Conference of International Chinese Second Language Teaching Resources. Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, June 2011.

 

Su, Danjie. Meaning of the Mandarin ba-construction. 19th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-19). Nankai University, Tianjin, June 2011.

 

Su, Danjie. Developing teaching resources for Chinese language learning websites: The case of StepsofChinese.com. Seminar on the Development of International Chinese Teaching Resources. Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Dec., 2010.

 

Su, Danjie. The framework of the Construction-Chunking Approach. International Conference on Mandarin Chinese Grammar-Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Professor Dexi Zhu and the 50th Anniversary of Professor Jianming Lu’s Teaching. Peking University. Beijing, Aug., 2010.

 

Su, Danjie and Jinglian Gao. Developing multimedia web resources for learning Chinese characters. 8th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. Yunnan University, Kunming, July 2010.

 

Su, Danjie. Web resources for teaching Chinese as a second language. 7th International Conference on New Technologies in TCSL. Ludong University, Yantai, July 2010.

 

Su, Danjie. Chunks as a pivotal unit between constructions and words: The case of the V qi NP lai patterns in Mandarin. 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18) in conjunction with the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22). Harvard University, Boston, May 2010.

 

Su, Danjie. The V qi NP lai patterns in Mandarin: A Construction Grammar account. 5th International Conference on Contemporary Chinese Grammar. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Nov., 2009.

 

Su, Danjie. An empirical study of teaching the Chinese jianyu sentence patterns. 2nd International Academic Forum on Chinese Language. Jinan University, Guangzhou, Nov., 2009.

 

Su, Danjie. The Construction-Chunking Approach. Tsinghua University 1st International Seminar on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. Tsinghua University, Beijing, Aug., 2009.

 

Su, Danjie. Second language learners’ acquisition of Chinese existential sentences. 7th International Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, Aug. 2009.

 

Su, Danjie. Construction Grammar and chunking. 17th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-17). The French School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, July 2009.

 

Su, Danjie. The Construction-Chunking Approach: An empirical study of teaching Chinese existential sentences. 1st National Symposium on Formulaic Language Teaching and Research. University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, May 2009.

 

Su, Danjie. Web resources for teaching and learning Chinese as a second language. National Seminar of Chinese Teaching in Different Settings. Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai, Dec., 2008.

 

Su, Danjie. Chunk-shadowing: Lexical teaching strategy in intermediate Chinese listening class. 9th Graduate Student Seminar on Chinese Linguistics and Literature by Sun Yat-sen University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Jan., 2008.

 

Scholarly Judge

Founding Co-Editor (Volumes 1, 2, &3):

Guoji Hanyu [World Chinese Language Journal]

 

Editorial Advisory Board:

Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, since 2017

 

Reviewed book manuscript for international publisher

John Benjamins, 2018

 

Reviewed manuscripts for refereed international journals

Foreign Language Annals, 2018

Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018

Chinese as a Second Language, 2018

Chinese Language and Discourse, 2018

Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 2018

Lingua, 2018

Language and Linguistics, 2018

 Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2017

Chinese as a Second Language Research, 2017

Journal of Pragmatics, 2017

Pragmatics, 2017

Intercultural Pragmatics, 2017

Pragmatics & Cognition, 2017

Language & Communication, 2017

Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 2017

Lingua, 2017

Corpora, 2017

Ampersand, 2016

Discourse, Context & Media, 2016

"Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing", awarded by Lingua in 2017