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Juan Li

Associate Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D. in English, University of Washington
M.A. in English, Kansas State University
M.A. in Applied Linguistics, The Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
B.A. The Central University of Nationalities in China, Beijing, China
At St. Thomas since 2006
Office
JRC 312
Phone
(651) 962-5627

As a linguist, I am interested in ways in which speakers and writers use language to meet their changing needs in daily life. My research focuses on how our use of language in various contexts may affect our relationships with others, and how our perceptions of the world are shaped by our language. I enjoy teaching Introduction to Linguistics and other courses examining the intertwining relationship between language and society. Recently, I have developed a special interest in second language writing and reading.

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - 51 Crit Thinking: Lit/Wrtng (ESL) M - W - F 1215 - 1320 MHC 211
CRN: 41340 4 Credit Hours Please note that this section is only open to English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
ENGL 121 - 52 Crit Thinking: Lit/Wrtng (ESL) M - W - F 1335 - 1440 MHC 211
CRN: 41594 4 Credit Hours Please note that this section is only open to English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
ENGL 305 - 01 Linguistics: English Lang M - W - F 0935 - 1040 OEC 208
CRN: 40120 4 Credit Hours The study of the historical, structural, and semantic features of the English language; systems of English grammar. Required for secondary licensure in communication arts and literature students. Please note that this course does not count towards the core literature and writing requirement.

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location