Junhui Yang

Dr. Jun Hui Yang

Senior Lecturer in Deaf Studies

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

Livesey House, LH221

+44 (0) 1772 89 2251


Jun Hui is research active within the area of language, linguistics, culture and society and is a member of the Research Unit for Speech and Language.


PhD. in Deaf Education, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, USA. 2006.

M.S. in the Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA. 2000.

BA (Hons) in Chinese Language and Education, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China. 1994.


Yang, J. H. (2011). Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in China. In: Mathur, G. & Napoli, D. J. (eds.). Deaf Around the World: the impact of language. Cambridge University Press. 467-486.

Yang, Junhui (2010). Deaf Identity. In Zhang, Ningsheng: An Introduction to Deaf Culture: A textbook of sign language and Deaf culture series [Chinese]. Zhengzhou University Press. 116-127.

Johnson, K., Lytle, R., & Yang, J.H. (2009). Deaf education and the deaf community in China: Past, present, and future. In. D. E. Moores & M. S. Miller, eds. Deaf People around the World: Educational and social perspectives. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. p17-32.

Yang, J. H. (2009). Sign Bilingual Education of Deaf Students in International Context. [Chinese] Chinese Journal of Special Education,6,44--50.Yang, J. H. (2008). Sign Language and Oral/Written Language in Deaf Education in China.

More publications


Sign linguistics

Sign language typology

Sociolinguistics in Deaf communities


Deaf education

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Teaching sign linguistics, sign and society, sociolinguistics, signing in transnational contexts (including American Sign Language, Chinese Sign Language and International Sign), an introduction to Deaf studies, Deaf community and culture, employability and the Deaf community, and an introduction to British Sign Language.

Supervising BA (Hons) BSL and Deaf Studies degree students’ dissertation projects and MA by research and M Phil. / PhD students’ research project.