Language Skills Lecturer
Zhaole Yang is a Mandarin Chinese language Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.
Fields of Interest
Chinese syntax; Semantics; Comparative syntax;
Syntax-semantics interface; Language teaching and acquisition.
I am always fascinated by the observable language variation and also the underlying linguistic universals. My research focuses on syntax and semantics of Mandarin Chinese. As a language teacher, I am also intrigued by language teaching methods and language acquisition.
Zhaole Yang received a double BA degree in English and Education from Shandong University,China, in 2009. He completed his MA in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at the same university in 2012. He moved to the Netherlands to teach Mandarin for the Confucius Institute at Leiden University in 2011. He has been a lecturer at the Leiden Institute for Asian Studies since 2017. He obtained his PhD at Leiden University in 2020.
- All levels of Chinese language courses
- Currently, coordinator of Mandarin courses at LUC and BAIS
Yang, Zhaole. 2020. Yě, yě, yě: On the syntax and semantics of Mandarin yě. Doctoral dissertation, Leiden University.
Yang, Zhaole. 2019. Mandarin yě and scalarity. Studies in Chinese Linguistics 39 (2), 155-178.
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