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
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.
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.
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