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Peer-reviewed Journals


1.     Jing-Schmidt, Z., Lang, J., Shi, H. H., Hung, S. H., & Zhu, L. 2022. “Aspect construal in Mandarin: A usage-based constructionist perspective on LE” Journal of Linguistics,60. (Forthcoming)

2.     Wang, H., Shi, H. H. (co-first author), & Jing-Schmidt, Z. (2021). Affective stance in constructional idioms: A usage-based constructionist approach to Mandarin [yòu X yòu Y]. Journal of Pragmatics, 177, 29–50. (

3.     Jing-Schmidt, Z., Lang, J., Hung, S. H., Shi, H. H., and Liu, S. X. 2021. “Oh, the things that smell! A corpus study of olfactory metaphors in English” Cognitive Linguistics. (Accepted)

4.     Shi, H. H., & Jing-Schmidt, Z. (2020). Little cutie one piece: An innovative human classifier and its social indexicality in Chinese digital culture. Chinese Language and Discourse, 11(1), 31–54. (

Book Chapters


5.     Shi, H. H., Liu, S. X. & Jing-Schmidt, Z. (2020). Manual Action Metaphors in Chinese: A Usage-Based Constructionist Study. In Corpus-based Research on Chinese Language and Linguistics [Sinica Venetiana] (1.0, Vol. 6, pp. 125–143). Fondazione Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italia. (

Conference Papers


6.     Shi, H. H. (2021). Méi: An innovative human classifier and its social indexicality in Chinese digital culture. Proceedings of the 17th International Pragmatics Conference, Winterthur, Switzerland (p.161).

7.     Shi, H. (2019). Comparing L1 and L2 Chinese vowels: A pilot study of linguistic training in the language classroom. Proceedings of ACTFL 2019 Annual Convention and World Language Expo, Washington DC, USA.

8.     Jing-Schmidt, Z., Hung, S. H., Lang, J., Shi, H. H., Zhu, L. (2019). Bridging usage-based theory, corpus research, and grammar teaching: An innovative approach to le. Proceedings of 2019 CLTA Annual Conference at Seattle, WA, USA (p.15).

9.     Shi, H. (2018). The diminished online persona: A semantic change of Chinese classifier méi on Weibo. Proceedings of the 20th International Research Conference, Paris, France August 27-28, 2018, 20 (8), Part XVII: 2096.,--2018,-20-(8)-Part-XVII.pdf

10.   Jing-Schmidt, Z., Peng, X., Shi, H., Zhu, L. (2016). Teaching Chinese collocations: integrating vocabulary and grammar in CSL. Proceedings of 2016 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Language Expo at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA, USA (p. 16).

11.   Jing-Schmidt, Z., Peng, X., Zhu, L., Shi, H. (2016). Usage-based constructionist theory and task-based Chinese language teaching. Proceedings of the 2nd CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning, College Park, MD, USA (p.44).