School of Arts & Letters
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Office: KH A3030
Dr. Hsu is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar and a recipient of the University of California Presidential Fellowship and Research Grant, among a score of other honors and awards. Prior to joining the faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures at Cal State L.A., she engaged in the multidisciplinary fields of business, engineering, and health sciences.
Her teaching interests in the broadest sense include the contemporary use and the historical development of language and the sociocultural aspect of language learning. She also teaches civilization, literature, and language for special purposes such as newspaper and business Chinese.
Dr. Hsu's research interests reside primarily in applied linguistics, which include contextual analysis of language use in written and spoken discourse, language and cultural socialization, heritage language pedagogy, and intercultural communication. She is an active participant of scholarly activities, which include organizing and chairing conferences, serving on the editorial board of journals, and authoring numerous publications and presentations.
Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, 1996
M.A. (Distinction) Linguistics, 1994
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) Linguistics, 1980