Selected Publications

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ćwiek, Aleksandra, Susanne Fuchs, Christoph Draxler, Eva Liina Asu, Dan Dediu, Katri Hiovain, Shigeto Kawahara, Sofia Koutalidis, Manfred Krifka, Pärtel Lippus, Gary Lupyan, Grace E. Oh, Jing Paul, Caterina Petrone, Rachid Ridouane, Sabine Reiter, Nathalie Schümchen, Ádám Szalontai, Özlem Ünal-Logacev, Jochen Zeller, Marcus Perlman, & Bodo Winter (2021). The bouba/kiki effect is robust across cultures and writing systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Bhttps://royalsocietypublishing.org/.../10.../rstb.2020.0390

 

Ćwiek, Aleksandra, Susanne Fuchs, Christoph Draxler, Eva Liina Asu, Dan Dediu, Katri Hiovain, Shigeto Kawahara, Sofia Koutalidis, Manfred Krifka, Pärtel Lippus, Gary Lupyan, Grace E. Oh, Jing Paul, Caterina Petrone, Rachid Ridouane, Sabine Reiter, Nathalie Schümchen, Ádám Szalontai, Özlem Ünal-Logacev, Jochen Zeller, Bodo Winter & Marcus Perlman (2021). Novel vocalization are understood across cultures. Scientific Reports, 11, 10108. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89445-4.

Paul, Jing & Eric Friginal (2019). The effects of symmetric and asymmetric social networks on second language communication. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 32(5-6), 587-618. 

https://doi.org/10.1080/09588221.2018.1527364

Paul, Jing & Theres Grüter (2016). Blocking effects in the learning of Chinese classifiers. Language Learning, 66(4), 972-999. https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12197 (awarded an Open Materials badge).

BOOK CHAPTERS & PROCEEDINGS PAPERS

Li, Hong & Jing Paul (2020). A usage-based approach to L2 grammar instruction delivered through the PACE model. In C. Shei, M. Zikpi, & D. Chao (Eds.) The Routledge handbook of Chinese language teaching (pp. 255-271). London & New York: Routledge.

Lupyan, Gary, Ashley Wendorf, Luis Miguel Berscia & Jing Paul (2018). Core Knowledge or language-augmented cognition? The case of geometric reasoning. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang12) (pp. 252-254). https://doi.org/10.12775/3991-1.062 

 

Paul, Jing, Hong Li & Abigail Holst (2018). Cultivating individualized lifelong learning in a complex system: A case study of a STARTALK Chinese summer camp participant. In X. Xiao-Desai, & K. Wang (Eds.), Explorations in teaching Chinese as a second language: Studies in honor of Professor Tao-Chung "Ted" Yao (pp. 227-234). Boston, MA: Cheng & Tsui Company.

 

Perlman, Marcus, Jing Paul & Gary Lupyan (2015). Congenitally deaf children generate iconic vocalizations to communicate magnitude. In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, 1853-1858. [pdf]

 

Paul, Jing (2014). Expressing caused motion events in L2 Chinese: The case of learning a language that is typologically similar to the learners’ L1. In N. Jiang (Ed.), Advances in Chinese as a second language: Acquisition and processing (pp. 271-298). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

 

Paul, Jing & Dongping Zheng (2014). Rethinking the current approaches in Chinese language teaching. In W. He (Ed.), The challenges and opportunities for teachers of Chinese as a foreign language: Proceeding of the 12th international conference on Chinese language pedagogy (pp. 173-182). Harbin: Heilongjiang People’s Publishing House.

 

Paul, Jing (2013). How to give a hand?: Using deictic gestures in teaching Chinese topic comment sentences. In S. Cao, & Z. Yu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Chinese language pedagogy (pp. 772-779). Chengdu: Bashu Publishing.

TEXTBOOKS

Li, Hong & Jing Paul (2015), Fun with Chinese grammar: 35 humorous dialogues and comics (illustrated by Eric Reinders). Nanjing, China: Nanjing University Press. Reviewed by Cynthia Y. Ning in Chinese as a Second Language, 52(1), 106-112. doi:10.1075/csl.52.1.07nin; watch stories from the book on Youtube here, collaboratively created by students from Agnes Scott College and Emory University, directed by Hong Li and Jing Paul. 

 

Li, Hong, Wanli Ho & Jing Paul (2012). Access China: A classroom video course for Chinese learning (Intermediate Level), Volumes I, II, III, IV, V & VI (a series of six books). Nanchang, China: The 21st Century Publishing House.

 

OTHER PUBLICATION

Paul, Jing & Yan Yu (2014). Breaking the silence in the classroom and experiencing the language in real communication. Hawai’i TESOL Newsletter The Word, 24 (1), 7. link

 

We investigated 25 languages representing 9 language families and 10 writing systems. Iconicity—the resemblance between form and meaning, is recognized as an important part of all languages. 

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Because of this project, I had the privilege to spend time with a group of compassionate and curious deaf children in a special education school in China. Every visit to the school was an awakening experience. Every moment of communication took me to a silent and beautiful world via my few words in Chinese Sign Language, through extensive eye contact and gestures, and predominantly in writing Chinese characters. I am eternally grateful for this experience. Here is a documentary of Chinese children with disabilities, titled 'Walking in the Wilderness.

Paul, Jing, Samantha N. Emerson, & Şeyda Özçalışkan (2021).  Does dialect matter in the expression of motion? Ways of encoding manner and path in Babao and Standard Mandarin.  Lingua. Published online on 11/24/2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2021.103215

   

 

 

We all move in space in similar ways: we run, crawl, or jump; we ascend, descend or enter. At the same time, we talk about this motion in noticeably different ways when we speak different languages. When presented with animated motion scenes with both path (enter/ascend) and manner (run/jump/crawl) information, Mandarin speakers expressed both components together (e.g., “crawl-pass carpet”) while Babao speakers expressed either on manner or path of motion (e.g., “crawl,” “pass carpet”), thus differing from Mandarin speakers. Overall, the findings highlight dialect as an important source of variability in the way we talk about motion events.

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Perlman, Marcus, Jing Paul & Gary Lupyan (2021). Vocal communication of magnitude across language, age, and

auditory experience. Journal of Experimental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0001103preprint