Chinese Language and Discourse | An International and Interdisciplinary Journal

A peer-reviewed journal which seeks to publish original work on Chinese and related languages, with a focus on current topics in Chinese discourse studies. The notion of discourse is a broad one, emphasizing an empirical orientation and encompassing such linguistic fields as language and society, language and culture, language and thought, language and social interaction, discourse and grammar, communication studies, and contact linguistics. Special emphasis is placed on systematic documentation of Chinese usage patterns and methodological innovations in explaining Chinese and related languages from a wide range of functional perspectives, including, but not limited to, those of conversation analysis, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, grammaticalization, cognitive linguistics, typological and comparative studies.

The journal also publishes review articles as well as extended comments on published articles. Exchanges of research views between authors and readers are also welcome.

CLD publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN 1877-7031 | E-ISSN 1877-8798
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/cld
Sample issue: CLD 11:1
Board
Editors
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt | University of Oregon, USA | cld.editors at gmail.com
K.K. Luke | Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hongyin Tao | University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Li Wei | UCL IOE, UK
Executive Editor
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt | University of Oregon, USA
Review Editor
Ni-Eng Lim | Nanyang Technological University
Honorary Board
Ping Chen | University of Queensland, Australia
Mary S. Erbaugh | University of Oregon, USA
Shuanfan Huang | Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Andy Kirkpatrick | Griffith University, Australia
Randy J. LaPolla | Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jerome Packard | University of Illinois, USA
Jiaxuan Shen | Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Chaofen Sun | Stanford University, USA
Sandra A. Thompson | University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Editorial Board
Miao-Hsia Chang | National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Jidong Chen | California State University, Fresno, USA
Kawai Chui | National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Mei Fang | Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Yihong Gao | Peking University, China
Jiansheng Guo | California State University East Bay, USA
Zhu Hua | University of Birmingham, UK
Agnes Weiyun He | Stony Brook University, USA
Nancy Hedberg | Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dániel Z. Kádár | Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary & Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China
Lee Cher Leng | National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xiaoting Li | University of Alberta, Canada
Phua Chiew Pheng | National University of Singapore, Singapore
Lily I-Wen Su | National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Liang Tao | Ohio University, USA
Hana Třísková | Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Linda Tsung | University of Sydney, Australia
Wei Wang | University of Sydney, Australia
Doreen D. Wu | Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ruey-Jiuan Regina Wu | San Diego State University, USA
Daming Xu | Nanjing University, China
Foong Ha Yap | Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
Boping Yuan | University of Cambridge, UK
Bojiang Zhang | Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Wei Zhang | Tongji University, China
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Issues

Volume 11 (2020)

Volume 10 (2019)

Volume 9 (2018)

Volume 8 (2017)

Volume 7 (2016)

Volume 6 (2015)

Volume 5 (2014)

Volume 4 (2013)

Volume 3 (2012)

Volume 2 (2011)

Volume 1 (2010)

Latest articles

22 January 2021

  • Power and gender : Metaphors in mergers and acquisitions texts in a Chinese financial newspaper
    Ke Li & Huichao Zhu
  • 18 January 2021

  • Manual action motivates networked meanings of a productive construction in Mandarin : Rethinking polysemy
    Steffi H. Hung
  • 14 January 2021

  • Discretion : The final particle ou and its functions in medical advice-giving
    Ying Jin & Dennis Tay
  • 24 November 2020

  • Televised confessions in the People’s Republic of China : A multimodal analysis of lexical grammar, gaze, and identity
    Liz Carter | CLD 11:2 (2020) pp. 198–225
  • Neological cancer metaphors in the Chinese cyberspace : Uses and social meanings
    Jun Lang | CLD 11:2 (2020) pp. 261–286
  • Incoherence in L2 writing : A comparison of expert insider and non-expert outsider ratings
    Jianling Liao | CLD 11:2 (2020) pp. 169–197
  • The placement of co-verb gěi in spoken Mandarin varieties : A study on regional influences
    Chun-Yi Peng | CLD 11:2 (2020) pp. 335–354
  • On the translation of Japanese politeness into Cantonese : A case study of anime
    Pei Chun Shih | CLD 11:2 (2020) pp. 287–305
  • Managing a suspended course of action : A multimodal study of suoyi ‘so’-prefaced utterances in Mandarin conversation
    Xiaoyun Wang | CLD 11:2 (2020) pp. 306–334
  • Understanding memes on Chinese social media : Biaoqing
    Lu Ying & Jan Blommaert | CLD 11:2 (2020) pp. 226–260
  • Vsevolod Kapatsinski . 2018. Changing minds changing tools: From learning theory to language acquisition to language change
    Reviewed by Shuo Feng | CLD 11:2 (2020) pp. 364–370
  • Dingfang Shu , Hui Zhang Lifei Zhang . 2019. Cognitive Linguistics and the Study of Chinese
    Reviewed by Han Luo | CLD 11:2 (2020) pp. 355–363
  • Chu-Ren Huang , Shu-Kai Hsieh Keh-Jiann Chen . 2017. Mandarin Chinese words and parts of speech: A corpus-based study
    Reviewed by Yi Ren | CLD 11:2 (2020) pp. 371–375
  • 3 June 2020

  • Social class, language attitudes, and language use : A case study of Chinese university students
    Binmei Liu | CLD 11:1 (2020) p. 5
  • Little cutie one piece : An innovative human classifier and its social indexicality in Chinese digital culture
    Heidi H. Shi & Zhuo Jing-Schmidt | CLD 11:1 (2020) pp. 31–54
  • Usage, media, and grammaticalization : The rhetorical question ‘bu35shi51…ma’ in Mandarin Chinese
    Liang Tao | CLD 11:1 (2020) pp. 55–83
  • Non-canonical passives in Chinese : A mental space account
    Zhang Yi | CLD 11:1 (2020) p. 84
  • The principle of proportionality : Consequentiality and promises in Mandarin conversation
    Yan Zhou | CLD 11:1 (2020) pp. 107–133
  • New research on the adoption and transformation of Chinese writing
    Norbert Francis | CLD 11:1 (2020) pp. 134–145
  • Chuanren Ke (ed.). 2018. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese second language acquisition
    Reviewed by Hsiao-Hsuan Hung | CLD 11:1 (2020) pp. 156–163
  • Zhu Chungeng. 2019. Chinese aspectual particle le: A comprehensive guide
    Reviewed by Yong-Kang Khoo | CLD 11:1 (2020) pp. 146–149
  • Fang Mei [方梅]. 2018. 浮现语法:基于汉语口语和书面语的研究 [Emergent grammar: Studies based on spoken and written Chinese]
    Reviewed by Zuoyan Song | CLD 11:1 (2020) pp. 150–155
  • Jingxia Lin . 2019. Encoding motion events in Mandarin Chinese
    Reviewed by Yi Wang | CLD 11:1 (2020) pp. 164–168
  • Ten years on: Looking back, looking forward . Editors’ message on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of CLD
    CLD 11:1 (2020) pp. 1–4
  • 15 January 2020

  • “不会 VP 吧”在互动会话中的求证行为和反期待推测
    李姝姝 [Shushu Li ] & 林尔嵘 [Ni-Eng Lim ] | CLD 10:2 (2019) pp. 241–262
  • 普通话口语中非典型的“一个”
    刘娅琼 [Yaqiong Liu ] | CLD 10:2 (2019) pp. 285–301
  • 汉语自然会话转换型回应及其互动功能
    谢心阳 [Xinyang Xie ] | CLD 10:2 (2019) pp. 263–284
  • Preference organization in PRC criminal trial interaction : Defendant resistance and enforced compliance
    Liz Carter | CLD 10:2 (2019) pp. 224–240
  • Talk and gesture in storytelling sequences in Mandarin conversation
    Xin Peng & Wei Zhang | CLD 10:2 (2019) pp. 133–157
  • A study of repeat-formatted repair initiations in Mandarin Chinese conversation
    Lihong Quan & Jinlong Ma | CLD 10:2 (2019) pp. 158–186
  • What are speakers doing when they pretend to be uncertain? Actions with non-committal epistemic stance in Mandarin Conversation
    Yan Zhou | CLD 10:2 (2019) pp. 187–223
  • Introduction : Recent developments of Conversation Analysis in Chinese
    Ni-Eng Lim | CLD 10:2 (2019) pp. 127–132
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