Name： Ruiying Yang
Contact: School of International Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 710049
- 2006 – 2007 ： Fulbright Research Scholar, English Language Institute of the University of Michigan, US
- 1997－2001 ： Ph. D, The National University of Singapore, Singapore
- 1992－1993 ： M. A. (TEFL), The University of Birmingham, UK
- 1985－1987 ： Postgraduate diploma, Xi’an Jiaotong University
- 1981－1985 ： B. A, The Northwest University
- 2008 – Dean of the the School of International Studies 2002 – Professor of Linguistics
- 2003 – 2006 Vice-Dean of the School of International Studies
- 2003 – 2004 Deputy-director of the Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Xi’an Jiaotong University
- 1995 – 1997 Coodinator of Sino-British English Language Teaching Project, School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- 1994 – 1995 Acting Dean of English Dept, Director of the Teacher Training Centre, Foreign Languages Department / School of Humanities and Social Sciences, XJTU
- 1990 – 1992 Deputy Director of the Teacher Training Centre, Foreign Languages Department, Xi’anJiaotongUniversity.
Courses for undergraduates:
- English Prose Reading
- Listening and Speaking
- English Writing
- Study Skills
- Introduction to Linguistics
- Yang, R. Y. (2006）Applying genre analysis: The structure of research articles in applied linguistics. Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, Vol. 10：29-34.
- Ge, D. M. and Yang, R. Y. (2005) A genre analysis of research article abstracts. Modern Foreign Languages, Vol. 2: 138－146.
- Zhang, Y. Q. and Yang, R. Y. (2004) Investigating the interpersonal function in English advertising discourse HKBU. Papers in Applied Language Studies, Vol. 8: 1 – 17.
- Li, Q. and Yang, R. Y. (2004) The effects of genre-based instruction on EFL readers. HKBU Papers in Applied Language Studies, Vol. 8: 39 - 53.
- Yang，R.Y. and D. Allison (2004) Research Articles in Applied Linguistics: Structure from a Functional Perspective. English for Specific Purposes, 23:264-279.
- Yang, R.Y. (One of the compilers) (2004) College English: Reading course 3 (Teacher’s book), Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
- Yang，R.Y. and D. Allison (2003) Research Articles in Applied Linguistics: Moving from Results to Conclusions. English for Specific Purposes, 22:365-385.
- Yang, R.Y. (One of the compilers) (2003) College English: Reading course 3 (Student’ s book), Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
- Yang, R. Y. (1999) Using communication strategies to negotiate meaning: An analysis of Chinese learner’ s conversation in English. Creating sense: Texts and Realities, published by the Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore.
- Yang, R. Y. and Warner, M. (1996) Learning styles of Chinese students and the implications for teaching. ELT Newsletter - Teaching English in China, Issue 27, 3/1996. The Cultural and Education Section, The British Embassy, Beijing, P. R. China.
- Zhao Q. L. and Yang, R. Y. (1996) Some practical measures for effective dictation. Modern Language teacher, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1996
- Yang, R. Y. and Zhao Q. L. (1996) A tentative evaluation of the test for English majors - Grade Eight (1995). Journal of Northwestern University, Vol. 1, Xi’an, P. R. China.
- Yang, R. Y. and Edwards, C, 1995, Problems and solutions for trainee teachers reading academic articles in English. Reading and Writing - Theory into Practice (pp. 366-387), Anthology Series 35, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Singapore.
- Yang, R. Y, 1994, A genre-based approach to academic reading in applied linguistics. The First International Symposium on Foreign Language Teaching Proceedings (pp. 91-96), Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, Wuhan, P. R. China.
- Conference Presentations
- Yang, R. Y. (2000). Extending genre study across disciplines: Research articles in applied linguistics, presented on the Annual Conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics, Vancouver, Canada, 11-14 March 2000.
- Yang, R. Y. (1999). Exploring applied linguistics abstracts: a genre analysis of the structure potential and the meaning potential, presented on the 26th International Systemic Functional Institute & Congress, Singapore, 26 - 30 July 1999.
- Yang, R. Y. (2004). How applied linguistics argue: A genre analysis of the structure of Argumentation, presented on the Ninth Seminar of Discourse Analysis, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 22－24 October 2004.
- Yang, P. & Yang, R. Y. (2005). "Frontal overloaded" Theme in Academic English written by Chinese Scholars, presented on the First Language Evaluation and the Ninth Functional Linguistics Seminar, Henan University, Kaifeng, China, 8 - 10 October 2005.
- Research Projects
- 2002 - 2004 Analysis of academic genres for non-English major students, supported by the Social Science Foundation of Xi’an Jiaotong University
- 2004 - 2006 Comparative study of general education curriculum of Chinese and overseas research universities, supported by the Social Science Foundation of Xi’ an Jiaotong University
- 2006 Awarded the Special Government Allowance by the Ministry of Education.
- 2004 The article “Research Articles in Applied Linguistics: Structure from a Functional Perspective” won the ond Prize of Social Sciences and Humanities of Shaanxi Higher Education
- 2003 The article “Research Articles in Applied Linguistics: Moving from Results to Conclusions” won the First Prize of Social Sciences and Humanities of Xi’an Jiaotong University
- 2002 Second Prize of Multi-media Teaching Contest of Xi’an Jiaotong University