Dr. Duanduan Li is Associate Professor of Chinese Applied Linguistics, and former Director (2003-2012) of the Chinese Language Program in the Department of Asian Studies at UBC. Prior to coming to UBC, she was Director of the Chinese Language Program at Columbia University in New York, USA. She is currently serving as co-director of the UBC Center for Research in Chinese Language and Literacy Education (CRCLLE).

Professor Li received her Doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in applied linguistics.  Her research interests include applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, language socialization, second language acquisition (both of Chinese and English), and heritage language education.  Her current research focus is on multilingualism, language policy, language ideology and second/additional language acquisition. Her research has been published as journal articles, book chapters and textbooks.

Dr. Li (with co-researcher Dr. Duff) has twice received the competitive SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) grants on “Languages, Literacies and Identities of Chinese Heritage-Language Learners” and “language socialization, ideology, and practice in Hungary and China”. She has also received a number of UBC Teaching-Learning Enhancement Fund grants for innovation in language teaching/learning.

 

Books:

Li, D. and I. Liu. (2017). Reading into a New China—Deciphering a Changing Society. Vol. II of 2. (2nd Ed.). Boston, U.S.A.: Cheng and Tsui Company. (264 pages).

Li, D. and I. Liu. (2016). Reading into a New China—Deciphering a Changing Society. Vol. 1 of 2. (2nd Ed.). Boston, U.S.A.: Cheng and Tsui Company. (264 pages).

Duff, P. and D Li, (eds.) (2009) “Indigenous, Minority, and Heritage Language Education in Canada”. Canadian Modern Language Review, Special Issue. 66(1)

Li, D. and Liu, I. (2009) Reading Into a New China. Vol. 2. Cheng& Tsui Company, Boston.

Li, D. and Liu, I. (2009) Reading Into a New China. Vol. 1. Cheng& Tsui Company, Boston.

Li, D., Liu, I. , Liu, L., Wang, H., Wang, Z. and Xie, Y. (2004) A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese (Simplified Character Version). Vol. 1. Columbia University Press, New York.

Li, D., Liu, I. , Liu, L., Wang, H., Wang, Z. and Xie, Y. (2004) A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese (Simplified Character Version). Vol. 2. Columbia University Press, New York.

Li, D., Liu, I. , Liu, L., Wang, H., Wang, Z. and Xie, Y. (2003) A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese (Traditional Character Version). Vol.1. Columbia University Press, New York.

Li, D., Liu, I. , Liu, L., Wang, H., Wang, Z. and Xie, Y. (2003) A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese (Traditional Character Version). Vol.2. Columbia University Press, New York.

Li, D. and Xie, Y. (2002) Chinese Vocabulary. McGraw-Hill , New York.

Refereed Articles:

Li, D., & Duff, P. (2018). Learning Chinese as a heritage language in postsecondary contexts. In C. Ke (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of Chinese second language acquisition. New York: Routledge.

Li, D. (2017). Pragmatic Socialization. In P. Duff & S. May (Eds.), Language socialization. Vol. 8, Encyclopedia of language and education (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.

Duff, P., Liu, Y., & Li, D. (2017). Chinese heritage language learning: Negotiating identities, ideologies, and institutionalization. In O. Kagan, M. Carreira, & C. Chik (Eds.), Routledge handbook on heritage language education (pp. 409-422). New York: Routledge.

Duff, P. & Li, D. (2014). Rethinking heritage languages: Ideologies, practices, and priorities in Canada and China. In P. Trifonas & T. Aravossitas (Eds.), Rethinking heritage language education (pp. 45-65). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Duff, P. & Li, D. (in press). Rethinking heritage languages: Ideologies, practices, and priorities in Canada and China. In P. Trifonas & T. Aravossitas (Eds.), Rethinking heritage language education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Li, D., & Duff, P. (2014). Chinese language learning by adolescents and young adults in the Chinese diaspora: Motivation, ethnicity, and identity. In X. L. Curdt-Christiansen & A. Hancock (Eds.), Learning Chinese in diasporic communities: Many pathways to becoming Chinese. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Duff, P., & Li, D. (submission pending). The push and pull of minority-language maintenance and Chinese-English bilingualism in multilingual communities in China.Duff, P. & Li, D. (2013). Learning Chinese as a heritage language. In C. Mady & K. Arnett (Eds.), Minority populations in second language education: Broadening the lens from Canada (pp. 87-100) Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Li, D. (2012). Pragmatic Socialization in Language Acquisition. In Carol Chapelle (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.

Duff, P. & Li, D. (2009). Indigenous, Minority, and Heritage Language Education in Canada: Policies, Contexts, and Issues.” Canadian Modern Language Reivew. 66(1) 1-8.

Li, D. (2008). “Pragmatic Socialization“. In Duff, P. & N. Hornberger (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 8: Language Socialization. Norwell , MA 02061: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Li, D. & P. Duff. (2008) “Issues in Chinese Heritage Language Education and Research at the Post-secondary Level “. In A. He and Y. Xiao (Eds.). Chinese as a Heritage Language . Honolulu : National Foreign Language Resource Center , University of Hawai`i , 2 – 32.

Duff, P. and Li, D. (2004) Issues in Mandarin Language Instruction: Theory, Research and Practice. System, 32, pp.443-456.

Duff, P. and Li, D. (2002) The Acquisition and Use of Perfective Aspect in Mandarin. in R. Salaberry & Y. Shirai (Eds.), Tense-aspect morphology in L2 acquisition (pp. 417-453). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Li, D. (2000) The Pragmatics of Making Requests in the L2 [Second Language] Workplace: A Case Study of Language Socialization. The Canadian Modern Language Review, 57, pp. 58-87.

Li, D. (1990) Language Transfer and Cross-cultural Communication. Journal of Hunan University, Vol. 3

Li, D. (1987) Conflict between Transcendentalism and Puritanism in Hawthorn’s The Scarlet Letter. Journal of Hunan Institute of Education, Vol. 2.

Electronic Media

Li, D.. Chinese Character Learning Resource Website. <http://www.chinese.arts.ubc.ca/resource.htm>.

Li, D.. Audio CD for . <http://www2.asia.ubc.ca/faculty/li/department/resource.htm>.

Li, D. & Luo, P. Online Placement System for UBC students (2200 students already processed). <http://placement.ubccjk.com/

King, R., D. Li and R. Chau. Technology-enhanced Chinese character learning resources for use in Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) Language Programs–A multimedia data base with 5,000 Chinese characters and their etymology, animated writing, usage in words and sentences etc. <www.ubc.cjk.com >.

Work in Progress

Books

Li, D. Contextualizing Interlanguage Pragmatic Research. (300 pages)

Journal Articles

Li, Duanduan. “Easy Credit or Better Investment?-Motivation of Chinese Heritage Language Learners at University Level”.

 

Research and Equivalent Grants

2019: Department International Conference Travel Grant; $1500CDN

2018: Department of Language and Literacy Education, Rits Grant; $5000CDN; Chinese language learning in and across new communities of practice (Duff, Li and Doherty)

2018: Department International Conference Travel Grant; $1500CDN

2017: Language Science UBC Grant; $6200CDN; Negotiating changing Chinese language, literacy and other semiotic practices in the transnational online information economy (Duff, Doherty and Li)

2017: Department of Language and Literacy Education, Rits Seed Grant; $1500CDN; Chinese language learning in and across new communities of practice (Duff, Li and Doherty)

2017: Department International Conference Travel Grant; $1500CDN

2016: Department International Conference Travel Grant; $1500CDN

2015: Department Conference Travel Grant; $1000CDN

2014: Arts Faculty HSS International Conference Travel Grant; $2000CDN

2009: International Visiting Scholar Award, National Taiwan Normal University; $5000 CDN

2008-2013: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); language socialization, ideology, and practice in Hungary and China; $140000CDN; Principal Investigator: Patricia Duff; Coinvestigator: Duanduan LI (Co-Principal Investigator)

2008-2009: TLEF Fund, The University of British Columbia; Technology-enhanced Chinese character learning resources for use in ‘CJK’ (Chinese-Japanese-Korean) language courses; C; $37000CDN; Principal Investigator: R. King; Coinvestigators: D. Li (Co-Principal Investigator), R. Chau (Co-Principal Investigator)

2008: Faculty of Arts, UBC; Arts HSS Grant; C; $1500CDN;

2007-2008: TLEF Fund, The University of British Columbia; Technology-enhanced Chinese character learning resources for use in ‘CJK’ (Chinese-Japanese-Korean) language courses; C; $68000CDN; Principal Investigator: R. King; Coinvestigators: D. Li (Co-Principal Investigator), R. Chau (Co-Principal Investigator)

2006-2009: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); Languages, Literacies and Identities of Chinese Heritage-Language Learners; C; $91561CDN; Principal Investigator: D. Li; Coinvestigator: P. Duff (Co-Principal Investigator)

2006-2007: TLEF Fund, The University of British Columbia; A web-based Chinese character learning tool for use in ‘CJK’ (Chinese-Japanese-Korean); C; $99000CDN; Principal Investigator: R. King; Coinvestigators: D. Li (Co-Principal Investigator), R. Chau (Co-Principal Investigator)

2005-2006: University of British Columbia; HSS Small Grant; C; $3000CDN; Principal Investigator: Duanduan Li

2005-2006: University of British Columbia; SSHRC 4a funding; C; $3000CDN; Principal Investigator: Duanduan Li

2004-2005: The State Office of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, China; Establish funding of UBC HSK Center; C; $5000CDN; Principal Investigator: Duanduan Li

2004-2005: University of British Columbia; TLEF Grant; C; $25000CDN; Principal Investigator: P. Duff; Coinvestigators: P. Shaw, Duanduan Li

2004-2005: University of British Columbia; Arts IT Fund; C; $4000CDN; Principal Investigator: Duanduan Li

2004-2005: University of British Columbia; HSS Small Grant; C; $2600CDN; Principal Investigator: Duanduan Li

2003-2004: University of British Columbia; Arts IT Fund; C; $6900CDN; Principal Investigator: Duanduan Li; Co-investigator: J. Yang)

2003-2004: University of British Columbia; HSS Small Grant Bridging Program; C; $2000CDN; Principal Investigator: Duanduan Li

Winter 2019

ASIA386 Chinese Grammar and Usage I Sections

In-depth examination of modern Chinese grammar and its usage including word formation, syntactic constructions, discourse cohesions, semantics, and stylistic considerations.

Winter 2019

ASIA396 Chinese Grammar and Usage II Sections

In-depth examination of modern Chinese grammar and its usage including word formation, syntactic constructions, discourse cohesions, semantics, and stylistic considerations. Continuation of ASIA 386.

Invited Talks

Feb, 2019 Chinese Language Teaching in Canada; Invited Speech at National Tsinghua University, Xinzhu, Taiwan.

Aug, 2016 The socialization of identities and ideologies in textbooks for Chinese heritage language learners; Invited Keynote Speech at: The 6th Canadian Conference On Chinese Language Teaching. Montreal, Canada.

May, 2014 Teaching/Learning Chinese as a Heritage Language in the Canadian Mosaic: motivation, identity and language ideology; Hunan University, China

Feb, 2014 Rethinking heritage languages: Ideologies, practices, and priorities in Canada and China; Invited Speech at: Foreign Language Institute, Hunan University. Changsha, China

Nov, 2013 Pragmatic Socialization in a Second Language: Theory, Methods and Findings; Invited Speech at: Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan, China

Sep, 2013 Inter-Cultural Communication and Foreign Language Teaching; Invited Speech at: National University of Defense Technology. Changsha, China

Aug, 2013 Teaching Chinese as a Mother Tongue-Theoretical Considerations and Practical Implications; Invited Keynote Speech at The 5th Chinese Bridge Conference on Chinese Teaching & Learning, organized by CLTAC (Chinese Language Teachers Association of Canada). Montreal, Canada

Mar. 2013 Chinese Language Education in Canada; Invited speech at the Spring Forum: “Speaking with the World”, organized by MUSE Academy and St. Johns College, UBC

Apr, 2012 The K-16 Pipeline in Mandarin Education in British Columbia –Issues in Curriculum Development; Presented to: Symposium on Teaching Canadian Children Chinese: Programs, Principles, and Practices, Organized by CRCLLE, UBC and Vancouver School Board, Vancouver, Canada

Aug, 2011 Multilingualism and language policy in Canada and China; Invited Panel at The World Congress of Applied Linguistics, 2011 (AILA); Beijing, china

Jan, 2011 Learning Chinese as an Additional, Transnational Language: Negotiating Identity, Community, and Legitimacy; Invited panel presentation at International Mobility Language Literacy conference ; Cape Town, South Africa

Dec, 2011 Ethnographic Case Studies: Language Socialization across Contexts and Cultures. Invited Speech at University of Oaxaca, Mexico

Nov, 2010 Tongue-tied: B.C.’s investment in Mandarin Language Education; UBC Arts Wednesday Public Lecture Series; UBC Downtown Campus, Vancouver, Canada

Jul, 2010 Teaching and Learning of Chinese Grammar in Authentic Discourse Contexts; Presented To: International Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference; Vancouver, Canada

Jun, 2010 Research on Chinese Heritage Language Learners in Canada ; Invited Key Note Speech at International Conference for Overseas Chinese Heritage and Language Education (CHLE2010) Taipei, Taiwan

Feb, 2010 Chinese as a Heritage Language in Canada: Research Directions; Invited panel presentation at National Heritage Language Resource Center, USA; The First International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages; UCLA, USA

Jan, 2010 Developing Teaching Materials for Chinese Language Learners in North America; Invited presentation: The First International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching Material Development; Sun Yat-Sen University; Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Jan, 2010 Heritage Language Education in Canada; Invited speech at: School of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language; Sun Yat-Sen University; Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Oct, 2010, Beyond Grammar and Vocabulary: Contextualizing Chinese Language Teaching for the Development of Competence: Invited Symposium: Teaching and Learning Chinese in Context: Three Perspectives. East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Oct, 2009, Chinese as a Heritage Language in the Canadian Mosaic Invited speech at The Institute of Chinese and International Studies, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China

Oct, 2009, Pragmatic Socialization in Another Language: Theory, Methods and Findings
Invited speech at School of Foreign Languages, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China

Jun, 2008, Heritage Language Education in Canada. Invited speech atSchool of Foreign Languages, Inner Mongolia University of Technology. Hohhot, China

Nov, 2007, Learning Chinese as a Heritage language at UBC: the issue of identity. Invited speech at Institute of Asian Research. UBC, Canada

Nov. 2007, Issues in Chinese Language Curriculum, Technology, and Material Development. Invited speech at International Research Symposium on Chinese Language Education and Teacher Development, organized by The Office of Chinese Language International Council, Shanghai, China

Nov. 2007, Pragmatic Socialization in a Second Language, Invited speech at Hunan Univeisty, Hunan, China

Jun, 2007. Teaching Chinese as a Heritage Language in the Canadian Context, Invited speech at National Conference on International Languages and Education: Access, Equity and Inclusivity, Chinese Lingual-Cultural Centre of Canada. Simon Fraser University, Canada

May, 2006. Pragmatic Socialization. Invited speech at College of Humanity and Social Science, National University of Defense Technology; Hunan, China

Jul, 2005. Sociolinguistics and Language Socialization. Invited speech at Xiangtan University, Hunan, China

Jul, 2005. Problems in Current Chinese Proficiency Test- HSK. Invited speech at The First World Chinese Conference; Beijing, China

Jul, 2005. Teaching Chinese as a Heritage Language in Canada. Invited speech at College of Humanity and Social Science, National University of Defense Technology; China

Jun, 2004. Requesting in a Second Language: Interlanguage Pragmatics and Language Socialization. Invited speech at National University of Defense Technology, Hunan, China

Mar, 2004. The Acquisition, Use and Teachability of Perfective Aspect in Mandarin as a Second Language. Invited speech at University of Alberta, Canada

Mar, 2004. Teaching Chinese as a Heritage Language at Post-Secondary Level. Invited speech at University of Alberta , Canada

Mar, 2004. Requesting in a Second language: Interlanguage Pragmatics and Language Socialization. Invited speech at University of Alberta, Canada

Jun, 2003. Heritage Language Learning and Teaching�Xthe Case of Chinese. Invited speech at LLED Graduate seminar, UBC, Canada

Mar, 2001. An Ethographic Study of Interlanguage Pragmatics. Invited Key Note speech atInternational Association of Linguistics, New York University, USA

Conference Presentation/Organization:

April, 2019. Teaching Chinese as a Heritage Language in the US: From Data to Practice; Annual conference of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA). April 5-7, Seattle, USA. (Invited Discussant)

Apr, 2017. Negotiating changing Chinese language, literacy and other semiotic practices in the transnational online information economy; Language Sciences Conference, UBC. (Duff, Li and Doherty)

Mar, 2017. Re-examining the Chinese Third Tone in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language; 2017 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). March 21-24, Portland, USA.

Sept, 2016. Functional grammar and textbook development; CRCLLE Research Roundtable, UBC.

Mar, 2015. The socialization of identities and ideologies in textbooks for Chinese heritage language learners; 2015 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) held jointly with Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée/Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (ACLA/CAAL). March 21-24, Toronto, Canada (Li & Duff)

Oct, 2014. Pedagogical Phonetics: Re-examining the Chinese Third Tone in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language; The International Conference on Phonetic Research and Language Learning (ICPRLL_EPCC2014) 10 – 15 October 2015, Changsha, China

Aug, 2014. The construction of Chinese identities and ideologies in textbooks for Chinese heritage-language learners; 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) , Brisbane, Australia

Jun, 2014. Language(s) in education across time and space: Trajectories of learning and socialization. The 20th Sociolinguistics Symposium, Finland, June 2014.

Jul, 2013. Sociocultural and Discursive Approaches to Chinese Language Learning. Research Symposium organized by Centre for Research in Chinese Language and Literacy Education, UBC, Vancouver Canada

Mar, 2013. Multilingual Socialization in Communities and Schools in Southwest China: Possibilities, Tensions, and Vulnerabilities; The Annual Conference of American Association of Applied Linguistics. Dallas, USA.

Jun, 2012. Pragmatic Socialization in a Second Language: Theory, Methods, and Findings; The Annual Bloomsbury Round Table on Communication, Cognition and Culture; University of London, England

Apr. 2012. The K-16 Pipeline in Mandarin Education in British Columbia –Issues in Curriculum Development. ymposium on Teaching Canadian Children Chinese: Programs, Principles, and Practices. Organized by CRCLLE, co-sponsored by Asian Studies and Vancouver School Board. UBC.

May, 2011. Raising and Challenging Myths of Intercultural Communication in Writing. CILS 7TH Annual Research Symposium; Center for Intercultrual Language Studies, UBC. Canada

Jan, 2011. Learning Chinese as an Additional, Transnational Language: Negotiating Identity, Community and Legitimacy
Presented To: International Mobility Language Literacy Conference. Cape Town, South Africa

Oct, 2010 Beyond Grammar and Vocabulary: Contextualizing Chinese Language Teaching for the Development of Discourse Competence. Symposium: Teaching and Learning Chinese in Context: Three Perspectives; East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

April, 2010 , Issues in Developing advanced Chinese language materials. The 6th Canada-China TCSL Conference, Vancouver, Canada

Nov, 2009, Discourse/Pragmatics and Advanced Mandarin Textbook Development. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Diego, United States

Apr, 2009, Developing advanced Chinese language materials: Challenges and possibilities. The 15th International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Aug. 2008, Chinese heritage learners’ language and literacy socialization. The World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), 2008, Essan, Germany

Apr. 2008, Negotiating language, literacy and identity: Chinese heritage learners’ language and literacy socialization. First International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics, University of Iowa, USA

Mar, 2008, Pragmatic Socialization in a Second Language. The 17th Sociolinguistics Symposium, Amsterdam, Netherlands

May, 2007, Pragmatic Socialization in a Second Language: Theory, Methods, and Findings. 5th International Conference on ELT in China & the 1st Congress of Chinese Applied Linguistics, Beijing, China

May, 2007, A Global Approach to Sinograms’ for L3 Learners of Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Third Annual Symposium on Emerging Pedagogies for Language Teaching and Learning, CILS, UBC, Canada

Apr, 2007, Chinese as Heritage Language in the Canadian Mosaic. Annual conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Costa Mesa, California

Apr, 2007, Heritage Language Learning and Identity Formation. 4th China-Canada Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Symposium, Vancouver, Canada

Nov, 2006, A Web-based Resource for Chinese Character Teaching/Learning in ��CJK?Courses at UBC. Arts Faculty 5-Minute Fame Presentation, UBC, Canada

Aug, 2006, Heritage Language Learning and Identity:The Case of Chinese. Canadian Chinese Language Teaching and Research Conference , Montreal, Canada

Jun, 2006. Heritage Languages, Identity, and Education, Colloquium co-organized for: The joint Conference of Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL) and American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Montreal, Canada .

Jun, 2006. Chinese as a Heritage Language and Learner Identity. The joint Conference of Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL) and American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Montreal, Canada .

Apr, 2006. Developing Appropriate Teaching Materials for Heritage Language Learners. The Third Canadian Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Vancouver, Canadian TCSL Association, Canada.

Nov, 2005. Research on Chinese Heritage-language Learning: Ecological, Discoursal, and Social-psychological Perspectives. Colloquium co-organizer: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL); ACTFL 2005 Convention, Baltimore, United States

Nov, 2005. Socio-Psychological Factors in Learning Chinese as a Heritage Language at the Post-secondary Level. ACTFL 2005 Convention; Baltimore, United States

Jul, 2005. Issues in Heritage Language Maintenance, Learning, and Education: Cross-linguistic Perspectives. Colloquium co-organizer: Joint Conference of World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA) and American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Madison, United States

Jul, 2005. Attitudes, Motivations and Identities in Learning Chinese as a Heritage Language ; Joint Conference of World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA) and American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Madison, United States

May, 2004. Heritage Language Education: Theory, Research and Practice. Colloquium co-organized for: the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) annual conference, Portland, United States

May, 2004. Language, Diversity, and Education. Center for Intercultural Language Studies (CILS) at UBC; International Symposium on Untraditional Language Education. Vancouver, Canada

May, 2004. Setting a Research Agenda on Teaching Chinese as a Heritage Language in Canada. Annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Portland, United States

Mar, 2004. Becoming Bi-literate at Post-Secondary Level. The 49th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association (ILA), New York, United States

Apr, 2002. Requesting in a Second Language: Language Socialization and Identity. The 47th Annual Conference of International Linguistic Association (ILA). Toronto, Canada

Oct, 2000. Students’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Teaching Methods and Activities. Columbia University’s International Conference on Chinese Language Teaching; New York, United States

Mar, 2000. Sociolinguistically Contextualized Approaches to Interlanguage Pragmatics Research. ; Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Vancouver, Canada

Aug, 1999. New Directions in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research: Combining Ethnography and Discourse Analysis in Research on Requesting Behaviors. The 12th Conference of World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Tokyo, Japan

Mar, 1999. Language Socialization for Chinese Immigrant Women Entering the U.S. Workforce. Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). New York, United States

Mar, 1999. Description and Explanation in L2 Acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology: Complementary Perspectives. Annual conference of The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Stamford, United States

Nov, 1998. Discourse Grammar: A New Approach to Teaching the Aspect Marker LE in Mandarin. Annual Convention of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Chicago, United States

Mar, 1998. The Development of Aspectual Distinctions in Mandarin as a Second Language. Annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Seattle, United States

Mar, 1997. An Ethnographic Study of Requesting Behaviors. Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Orlando, United States

Mar, 1997. Women’s Expressions of Needs and Wants in an Immigrant Community. Annual conference of The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Orlando, United States

Jul, 1995. A Study of Grammaticalization in Chinese Students’ Written English. Annual conference of International Systemic Functional Congress, Beijing, China (with P. Duff)

Jul, 1995. An Analysis of Tense /Aspect Distinctions in the Acquisition of Mandarin Chinese by English Speakers. Annual conference of International Systemic Functional Congress, Beijing, China (with P. Duff)

Jun, 1994. The Changing Role of English in China: Political, Social and Cultural Imperatives. International Association of Applied Linguistics. Dublin , Ireland