Research Publication

(2019-October 2020)  


Based on the information collected via BCLTS mailing list, our members have published 16 peer-viewed journal articles, 2 books and 4 book chapters in the last 18 months. The research themes include the study of interlanguage in Chinese language acquisition, Chinese character learning, new technology in language teaching, language policy, language assessment, medium of instruction, phenomenology of Chinese language, and culture. Many congratulations to these colleagues. 

Journal publication                                                                                                                                 

Chung, E. and Wang, X. (2020). Exploring Chinese Poetry using Adobe Spark Video. Modern Languages Open, (1), p.40. DOI:

Culpeper, J. and Kan, Q. (2019). Communicative styles, rapport and student engagement: An online peer mentoring scheme. Applied Linguistics,

Guo, J., & Liu, Y. (2020). Navigating the complex landscape of cross-epistemic climates: Migrant Chinese language teachers’ belief changes about knowledge and learning. Teacher Development, 24(4), 483–501.

Guo, Y. and Yuan, B. (2019) Transfer at L3 Initial Stages: Comparing Mandarin Temporal-Aspectual Sentence Final Particles in L2 and L3 Grammars. International Journal of Chinese Language Education, 6, 65 –84.

Osborne, C., Zhang, Q. & Xia, Y. (2019). 'The past and present of Chinese language teaching in Ireland'. Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology, 2(1). Accessed from:

Wang, X. & Wu, X. (2020). WeChat-Mediated Simulation and the Learning of Business Chinese.  Modern Languages Open, (1), p.42. DOI:

Yuan, B. and Lin, Y. (2019) Directionality and complexity of L1 transfer in L2 acquisition: Evidence from L2 Chinese discourse. International Review of Applied Linguistics 57(4), 377-416.
Yuan, B. and Zhang, L. (2020) An incremental model of second language speech production mechanisms: Developmental evidence from object ellipsis in second language Chinese speech production. International Journal of Bilingualism, 24, 783-810.

Zhang, G. X. and Li, L.M. (2019). Some Thoughts on the Policies and Practices for the Welsh Langugag Revivial  [威尔士语复兴的经验与思考]. Chinese Journal of Language Policy and Planning (《语言战略研究》, (3) pp. 45-52.

Zhang, G. X. and Li, L.M. (2019) A Preliminary Comparative Study of Frameworks of Competence for Chinese Language [汉语能力标准比较初探]. Journal of International Chinese Teaching [《国际汉语教学研究》] (1) pp. 31-47.

Zhang, Q. & Reilly, R. (2020). 'What Regions of Chinese Characters are Crucial for Recognition? A Web-based Study'. Journal of Chinese Writing System. doi:

Zhang, Q. (2020). 'Narrative Inquiry into Online Teaching of Chinese Characters during the Pandemic'. International Journal of Chinese Language Teaching, 1 (1) 20-34. doi:

Zhang, Q., Osborne, C., Shao, L. & Lin, M. (2020). 'A translanguaging perspective on medium of instruction in the CFL classroom'. Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development. doi:10.1080/01434632.2020.1737089

Zhang, Q., Zhang, G. X. & Gao, Y. (2020). 'A comparative study of the Chinese characters in the Graded list and the EBCL list'. Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology, 2(2). Accessed from:

Zhang, Q. and Min, G. (2019). 'Chinese writing composition among CFL learners: A comparison between handwriting and typewriting'. Computers and Composition.

Zhang, Q. and Min, G. (2019). 'Square dancing: A multimodal analysis of the discourse in People's Daily'. Chinese Language and Discourse, 10(1):36-58. doi:



Li, L. M. (2019) Language Management and Its Impact: policies and practices of Confucius Institute, London: Routledge.      

Wu, Emma L. (2020) Practical Chinese Usage: Common Words and Phrases. London: Routledge. (ISBN 9781138579392).

Book chapters                                                                                                                                          

L. Shi & U. Stickler (2019) Using Technology to Learn to Speak Chinese in In Chris Shei, Monica E. Zikpi, and Der-lin Chao (Eds) The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Language Teaching. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Wang, X. (2019). Consuming English in rural China: lookalike language and the semiotics of aspiration. In: S. Kroon, S. and J. Swanenberg (Eds.), Language and Culture on the Margins: Global/Local Interactions. Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism New York and Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 202-229. 

Wang, X., & Kroon, S. (2020). Chronotopes and heritage authenticity: The case of the Tujia in China. In S. Kroon, & J. Swanenberg (Eds.), Chronotopic Identity Work: Sociolinguistic analyses of cultural and linguistic phenomena in time and space. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, pp. 105-127.

Zhang, G. X. and Li, L.M. (2019) Chinese language learning and teaching in the UK. In Chris Shei, Monica E. Zikpi, and Der-lin Chao (Eds) The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Language Teaching. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. Pp. 565-580