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
Sample issue: CLD 11:1
ORCID logoZhuo Jing-Schmidt | University of Oregon, USA | cld.editors at
ORCID logoK.K. Luke | Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
ORCID logoHongyin Tao | University of California, Los Angeles, USA
ORCID logo Li Wei | UCL IOE, UK
Executive Editor
ORCID logoZhuo Jing-Schmidt | University of Oregon, USA
Review Editor
ORCID logoNi-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
ORCID logoAndy Kirkpatrick | Griffith University, Australia
ORCID logoRandy J. LaPolla | Beijing Normal University, China
Jerome Packard | University of Illinois, USA
Jiaxuan Shen | Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Chaofen Sun | Stanford University, USA
ORCID logoSandra 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
ORCID logoKawai 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
ORCID logoZhu Hua | University of Birmingham, UK
Agnes Weiyun He | Stony Brook University, USA
Nancy Hedberg | Simon Fraser University, Canada
ORCID logoDániel 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
ORCID logoLily I-Wen Su | National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Liang Tao | Ohio University, USA
Hana Třísková | Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
ORCID logoLinda Tsung | University of Sydney, Australia
ORCID logoWei Wang | University of Sydney, Australia
ORCID logoDoreen D. Wu | Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ruey-Jiuan Regina Wu | San Diego State University, USA
Daming Xu | Nanjing University, China
ORCID logoFoong Ha Yap | Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
ORCID logoBoping Yuan | University of Cambridge, UK
Bojiang Zhang | Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Wei Zhang | Tongji University, China
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Latest articles

13 October 2022

  • Myth of identity : Styling the authentic “Hong Konger” in Wong Tze-wah’s standup comedies
    Alice Fengyuan Yu
  • 15 September 2022

  • Speakers’ subjective evaluation of adversity : Adversity lens constructed through bei-passive in Chinese conversation
    Danjie Su
  • 5 August 2022

  • Jin Tsu . 2022. Kingdom of characters: The language revolution that made China modern
    Reviewed by Norbert Francis | CLD 13:2 (2022) pp. 328–332
  • 14 July 2022

  • Pluricentric legal Chinese : A Rethink on harmonization and uniformization of legal terminology
    Clara Ho-yan Chan Marcus Galdia
  • Pronoun TA as a facilitator of empathy in Chinese digital narratives
    Kerry Sluchinski
  • 1 July 2022

  • 负面情感立场标记 湖南吉首方言句中小品词“呔”的会话分析
    刘锋 张京鱼 曾建宇 | CLD 13:2 (2022) pp. 226–241
  • 30 June 2022

  • 近義詞的詞彙語義互補性 以相異面向之四組副詞為例
    邱力璟 | CLD 14:1 (2023) pp. 160–192
  • 27 June 2022

  • What more can empirical contextual data tell about the real usage of words and collocations? A case study of the qià () cluster with Chinese Gigaword data
    Chunyu Kit , Ying Lu Meichun Liu | CLD 14:1 (2023) pp. 50–99
  • 16 June 2022

  • Automatic construction of a dictionary of variant forms of Chinese characters
    Xiaodong Shi | CLD 14:1 (2023) pp. 121–135
  • 9 June 2022

  • The Multifunctionality of Mandarin Diào  : A cross-linguistic perspective
    Gaowa Jing Meichun Liu | CLD 14:1 (2023) pp. 18–49
  • Who predicted what? A comparative study of two newspapers in the Chinese Mainland and Taiwan
    Shan Wang Lei Tang | CLD 14:1 (2023) pp. 136–159
  • 7 June 2022

  • 陈述句的语篇角色 开启者、传信者、争端源提供者和终结者
    王振华 张春晖 | CLD 14:1 (2023) pp. 193–207
  • 2 June 2022

  • A study on the semantic change of the Chinese negative adverb Bùshèn (不甚)
    Xiao Han Fangqiong Zhan | CLD 14:1 (2023) pp. 1–17
  • 31 May 2022

  • Meaning construal and meaning conventionalization of Chinese [X+body part] metonymic compounds from the perspective of cognitive pragmatics
    Qi Li | CLD 14:1 (2023) pp. 100–120
  • 29 March 2022

  • The discourse of Xinmin : Mindset remodeling and nation-building in early twentieth-century China
    Qing Cao | CLD 13:1 (2022) pp. 122–142
  • Suiran danshi : A memetic contraction of paired connectives on Chinese social media
    Ruixin Cheng Xinren Chen | CLD 13:1 (2022) pp. 58–78
  • Rapport building by Chinese celebrities on Weibo and Facebook
    Minfen Lin Doreen D. Wu | CLD 13:1 (2022) p. 7
  • Stancetaking in Hong Kong political discourse : A corpus-assisted discourse study
    Ming Liu | CLD 13:1 (2022) pp. 79–98
  • Doing participatory fandom through trans‑scripting : The case of multilingual K-pop fans on Chinese social media
    Yang Song Yuhan Feng | CLD 13:1 (2022) pp. 28–57
  • Intellectual discourse on Chinese media in times of the coronavirus
    Xuefei Tang | CLD 13:1 (2022) pp. 143–165
  • Multiculturalism in media representation : Examining news reporting of Sino-US trade war in China Daily and the South China Morning Post
    Dan Zhang | CLD 13:1 (2022) p. 99
  • Introduction to “Media Language and Discourse in Cultural China”
    Doreen D. Wu , Ming Liu David C. S. Li | CLD 13:1 (2022) pp. 1–6
  • 8 March 2022

  • Language and identity : A report on a Cambodian Chinese village
    Dana Scott Bourgerie
  • 24 January 2022

  • Mandarin chī ‘eat’ sentences in elicitation and corpus data
    John Newman Dan Zhao
  • 30 November 2021

  • Reconsidering the shi…(de) construction in spoken Mandarin
    Angela Cook
  • 29 October 2021

  • The [有 yǒu + vp] construction in Singapore Mandarin : Ambiguity and semantic continuity
    Ming Chew Teo | CLD 13:2 (2022) pp. 275–301
  • 14 September 2021

  • Phonetic fusion in Chinese conversational speech
    Shu-Chuan Tseng | CLD 13:2 (2022) pp. 302–327
  • 10 September 2021

  • Who is to Blame? A discourse analytic comparison of the news reports on the killing of George Floyd from Mainland China and Taiwan
    Chenyang Lin | CLD 13:2 (2022) pp. 197–225
  • 13 August 2021

  • Special issue on joint production of conversational turns
    K.K. Luke Mei Fang | CLD 12:1 (2021) pp. 1–5
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