Juan Li  portrait

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
CV

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 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W52 Crit Thinking: Lit/Wrtng (ESL) M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 222
CRN: 41267 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juan Li Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 305 - 01 Linguistics: English Lang M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 208
CRN: 40100 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juan Li This course is an introduction to the systematic study of the English language, with an emphasis on connections between academic linguistics and relevant social and educational questions. Students will study the English sound system through phonetics and phonology, how words are formed through morphology, how words combine to create clauses and meaning through syntax and semantics. After learning the linguistic tools to describe the English language, students will examine the contexts of language production in real life through the study of U.S. dialects, historical and ongoing changes in English, and various social interactions in language. This course fulfills the Theory and Practice requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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