Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Chinese as a second language acquisition, interlanguage pragmatics
2011 Ph.D. Second Language Acquisition. Carnegie Mellon University.
2007 M.A. Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Beijing Language and Culture University.
2004 B.A. Chinese Language and Literature. Beijing Language and Culture University.
Li, S., & Swanson, P. (Eds.) (2014). Engaging language learners through technology integration: Theories, applications, and outcomes. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Journal thematic issue (guest editor)
Taguchi, N. & Li, S. (Eds.) (2017). Pragmatics research in Chinese as a Second Language. Special thematic issue. Chinese as a Second Language Acquisition Research.
Refereed journal articles
Taguchi, N., & Li, S. (in press). Replication research in L2 pragmatics: Bardovi-Harlig & Bastos (2011) and Taguchi, Xiao, & Li (2016). Language Teaching.
Li, S. (2017). An exploratory study on the role of foreign language aptitudes in instructed pragmatics learning in L2 Chinese. Chinese as a Second Language Research, 6(1), 103–128.
Taguchi, N., Xiao, F. & Li, S. (2016). Development of pragmatic knowledge in L2 Chinese: Effects of intercultural competence and social contact on speech act production in a study abroad context. The Modern Language Journal, 100(4), 775–796.
Taguchi, N., Xiao, F. & Li, S. (2016). Assessment of study abroad outcomes in Chinese as a second language: Gains in cross-cultural adaptability, language contact, and proficiency. Intercultural Education, 27(6), 600–614.
Li, S. (2016). Pragmatics information in selected Business Chinese (BC) textbooks in the U.S. Chinese as A Second Language: The Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA, 51(2), 191–217.
Li, S., & Taguchi, N. (2014). The effects of practice modality on the development of pragmatic performance in L2 Chinese. Modern Language Journal, 98(3), 794–812.
Li, S. (2014). The effects of different levels of linguistic proficiency on the development of L2 Chinese request production during study abroad. System, 45, 103–116.
Li, S., Wang, S., & Wang, J. (2013). A preliminary investigation of business Chinese teaching among U.S. institutions of higher education. Journal of Chinese Language Teachers’ Association, 48(2), 69–89.
Li, S., & Tucker, G. R. (2013). A survey of the U.S. Confucius Institutes: Opportunities and challenges in promoting Chinese language and culture education. Journal of Chinese Language Teachers’ Association, 48(1), 29–53.
Taguchi, N., Li, S., & Liu, Y. (2013). Comprehension of implicature in Chinese as a foreign language. Pragmatics and Cognition, 21(1), 139–157.
Taguchi, N., Li, S., & Xiao, F. (2013). Production of formulaic expressions in L2 Chinese: A developmental investigation in a study-abroad context. Chinese as a Second Language Research, 2, 23–58.
Li, S. (2012). The effects of input-based practice on pragmatic development of requests in L2 Chinese. Language Learning, 62, 403–438.
Refereed book chapters
Li, S., & Wang J. (2017). Diagnostic assessment of L2 Chinese learners’ reading comprehension ability. In Zhang, D. & Lin, C. (Eds.). Chinese as a second language assessment (pp. 183–202). Springer.
Li, S., & Wang, J. (2016). Chinese government policies and initiatives on the international popularization of Chinese: An economics of language perspective. In J. Ruan, J. Zhang, & C. Leung (Eds.), Chinese Language Education in the United States (pp. 29–46). Springer.
Li, S., & Wang, J. (2015a). The dissemination of the Chinese language in western nations. In J. Wang (Ed.), Research on the international popularization of Chinese language in the context of globalization (pp. 104–124). Beijing, Commercial Press. （郦帅、王建勤（2015a）汉语在欧美国家的传播。王建勤（主编）《全球文化竞争背景下的汉语国际传播研究》，104-124 页。北京：商务印书馆。）
Li, S., & Wang, J. (2015b). The shift of strategies for promoting national languages by western nations after World War II. In J. Wang (Ed.), Research on the international popularization of Chinese language in the context of globalization (pp. 11–18). Beijing, Commercial Press. （郦帅、王建勤（2015b）第二次世界大战后欧美国家语言传播的方式与策略变化。王建勤（主编）《全球文化竞争背景下的汉语国际传播研究》，11-18页。北京：商务印书馆。）
Li, S. (2013). The role of instruction in developing pragmatic competence in L2 Chinese: A review of empirical evidences. In Z. Jing-Schmidt (Ed.), Increased empiricism: Recent advances in Chinese linguistics (pp. 293–308). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Li, S. (2013). Amount of practice and pragmatic development of request-making in L2 Chinese. In N. Taguchi & J. Sykes (Eds.), Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching (pp. 43–69). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.