Yahui Anita Huang
Associate Research Scholar
Anita Huang was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Her principal academic specializations include Chinese linguistics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, second language pedagogy, and language for specific purposes. She has ten years of experience in building college Chinese programs and in teaching Chinese language, culture, and general linguistics courses. She also works as an interpreter and translator. Her current research interests lie in politeness in historical and contemporary Chinese and qi in Chinese culture. She speaks German, English, Mandarin, and Southern Min.
“On the Form and Meaning of Chinese Bare Conditionals: Not Just Whatever”
“On the Practice of Cultivating Body-and-Mind: The Religious Significance of Zhu Xi’s Confucian Hermeneutics,” by Peng Guoxiang, translated by Daniel Coyle and Yahui Anita Huang, in Zhu Xi Now, New York: SUNY, 2015.
“Teaching Business Chinese: The Importance and Methodology of Building Pragmatic Competence and the Case of Buhaoyisi,” Scholarship and Teaching on Languages for Specific Purposes, pp. 110-121, 2013.
Chinese for the Workplace (Business Chinese)
Chinese for the Professions (Medical Chinese)
Reading Chinese Media
Explorations of Qi “Life-energy” (in English)
How Language Works (in English)