Song Jiang

Associate Professor, Chinese Language and Linguistics

Lincoln Annex 2, Room 7
Phone: (808) 956-2087

Educational Background

PhD: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Chinese Linguistics

M.A.: Peking University, Theoretical Linguistics

B.A.: Tianjin Normal University, Chinese Language and Literature

Research Areas

  • Chinese linguistics
  • Lexical semantics
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Teaching pedagogy
  • Technology in language teaching and learning.

Selected Bibliography

Wang, H., & Jiang, S. (in press, 2018). Chinese for Specific Purposes: A broader perspective.
In C-R. Huang, Z. Jing-Schmidt, & B. Meisterernst (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of
applied Chinese linguistics. Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

Jiang, S. (2017). The semantics of Chinese classifiers and linguistic relativity. London and
New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis. (216 pages).

Jiang, S. (2017). The impacts of theme-based language instruction: A case study of an
advanced Chinese intensive program. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly
Taught Languages, 21, 167-208.

Jiang, S. (2014). Superior Chinese proficiency and global debate. China Review International,
21(3&4), 244-256. University of Hawai‘i Press.

Jiang, S. (2014). Blackboard Learn平台上初级汉语网上课程的实践与探索 [Practice and
exploration of the Blackboard Learn platform in teaching Chinese online for beginners].
Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 5(1), 57–74.

Jiang, S., Wang, H., & Tschudi, S. (2014). Intercultural learning on the Web: Reflections on
practice. In D. M. Chun (Ed.), Cultura-inspired intercultural exchanges: Focus on Asian
and Pacific languages (pp. 127–143). Honolulu, Hawai‘i: National Foreign Language
Resource Center, University of Hawai‘i.

Jiang S. (2013). 现代汉语量词范畴在认知心理上的表现与语言相对论 [The cognitive and
psychological performance of Chinese classifier categories and linguistic relativity]. In Y.
Shen (Ed.), 走向当代前沿科学的现代汉语语法研究 [Towards contemporary advanced
scientific studies of modern Chinese syntax] (pp. 144–157). Beijing: The Commercial

Jiang, S. (2006). Defining the so-called ‘core vocabulary’: A case study of Chinese textbooks.
Journal of Chinese Language and Computing, An International Journal of the Chinese &
Oriental Languages Information Processing Society, 16(1), 63–71.

Jiang, S. (2002). Chinese word associations in English speaking learners’ vocabulary. Journal
of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 37(3), 55–72.