SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Song Lianyi

BA (Beijing), MA (Bangor), PhD(London)
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Chinese Language Pedagogy; Discourse Analysis; Applied Linguistics in Chinese


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Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China


Authored Books

Song, Lianyi and Scurfield, E (1999) Teach Yourself Beginners Chinese Script. Hodder and Stoughton.

Song, Lianyi and Scurfield, E (1996) Teach Yourself Beginners Chinese. Hodder and Stoughton.

Book Chapters

Song, Lianyi (2002) 'An analysis of difficulty of Chinese grammar points from the learners� point of view� (in Chinese).' In: Zhang, D and Li, X, (eds.), Teaching Chinese to Native Speakers of English. People�s Education Press (China), pp. 74-81.

Journal Articles

Song, Lianyi (2013) '教无定法、学有所值,《世界汉语教学学会学会通讯》,2013年第2期,20-24页.' 《世界汉语教学学会学会通讯》, 2013 (第2期). pp. 22-24.

Song, Lianyi (2007) 'A Reflection on the practice in Chinese teachers’ training in the UK.' Overseas Chinese Education, 3. pp. 70-73.

Song, Lianyi (2000) 'An Investigation into the Feasibility of Emphasising Reading and De-emphasising Writing Characters in Teaching Chinese.' Selected Papers for the Sixth International Symposium on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. pp. 114-119.

Book Reviews

Song, Lianyi (2002) 'Book review of "The Chinese Lexicon: a comprehensive survey" by YIP Po-Ching.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 65 (1). pp. 229-231.


Yi, Hongchuan and Song, Lianyi, eds. (2011) '《汉英快捷小词典》,易洪川 宋连谊 主编,云南人民出版社, 2011 Chinese English Pocket Dictionary, chief editors, YI Hongchuan & SONG Lianyi, Yunnan People’s Press, 2011.' In: 《汉英快捷小词典》. Yunnan, China: 云南人民出版社.

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