Publications

Journal Articles


Helen H. Shen (2019). An Investigation on Instructional-Level Reading Among Chinese L2 Learners, Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research, 7, 184-211.                    

Helen H. Shen (2019). Morphological awareness of separable words among Chinese L2 learners, Chinese as a Second Language Research,  8 (2), 167-195.                   

Helen H. Shen
(2017).
.Lexical Accessing for Ambiguous Words among Advanced Chinese L2 Learners. Chinese as a Second Language, 52 (3), 209–231.
       

Helen H. Shen & Jianling Liao (2017). 走向数字化:21 世纪汉语 二语字词教学研究,国际汉语教学研究,  4 (2), 26-33.                                                                

Helen H. Shen (2015). L1 Semantic transfer in the acquisition of L2 Chinese.Chinese Teaching in the World, 29 (2), 221–241.           

Helen H. Shen and Wenjing Xu (2015). Active learning: Qualitative inquiries into vocabulary instruction in Chinese L2 classrooms. Foregin Language Annals, 48 (1), 82-99.          

Helen H. Shen (2013). Chinese L2 Literacy Development: Cognitive Characteristics, Learning Strategies, and  Pedagogical Interventions. Language and Linguistics Compass 7 (7), 371–387.     

Helen H. Shen & Xin Jiang (2013). Character reading fluency, word segmentation accuracy, and reading comprehension in L2 Chinese. Reading in a Foreign Language, 25 (1), 1–25.

Helen H. Shen & Chen-Hui Tsai (2010). A Web-Based Extensive Reading Program and its Assessment System. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 45 (2) 19-47. Program website: http://collections.uiowa.edu/chinese

Helen H. Shen (2010). Imagery and verbal coding approaches in Chinese vocabulary instruction. Language Teaching Research.,14,485-499.

Helen H. Shen (2009). Size and Strength: Written vocabulary acquisition among advanced learners. Chinese Teaching in the World ,世界汉语教学 23 (1), 74-85.

Helen H. Shen (2008). Cognitive theories and their application in Chinese vocabulary instruction认知理论及其在汉语作为二语的字词教学中的应用,Studies of Chinese Characters[中国文字研究], 10 (1), 149-158.

Helen H. Shen (2008). An analysis of word decision strategies among learners of Chinese, Foreign Language Annals, 41, 501-524.

Helen H. Shen & Chuanren Ke (2007). An investigation of radical awareness and word acquisition among non-native learners of Chinese, The Modern Language Journal, 91, 97-111.

Helen H. Shen (2005). Linguistic complexity and beginning-level L2 Chinese reading, Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 40, 1-28.

Helen H. Shen (2005). An investigation of Chinese character learning strategies among non-native learners of Chinese, System, 33, 49-68.

Helen H. Shen (2004). Level of cognitive processing: Effects on character learning among non-native learners of Chinese as a foreign language, Language and Education, 18, 167-182.

Chuanren Ke & Helen H. Shen (2003).
[Research and Theory Building in Teaching Chinese in the U.S.: A Comprehensive Review and Critique],Yuyan Jiaoxue yu Yanjiu [Language Teaching and Studies], No. 3, 1-17.

Helen H. Shen (2003). A Comparison of written Chinese achievement among heritage learners in homogeneous and heterogeneous groups, Foreign Language Annals, 36, 258-266.

Helen H. Shen & Donald R. Bear (2000a). Development of orthographic skills in Chinese children, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 13, 197-236.

Helen Helen H. Shen (2000b). The interconnections of reading-text-based writing and reading comprehension among college intermediate learners of Chinese as a foreign language, Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 35, 29-48.

Helen H. Shen (2000c). Radical knowledge and character learning among learners of Chinese as a foreign language, Yuyan Yanjiu [Linguistic Studies] June issue, 85-93.

 

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Books and Book Chapters

books

Helen H. Shen, Chen-Hui Tsai, Lisha Xu, & Shu Zhu (2011). Teaching Chinese as a Second Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Instruction 汉语字词教学. Beijing University Press. This book is accompanied by three Character/word Teaching DVDs.

Ordering information: www. Chinasprout.com

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Helen H. Shen, Yunong Zhou, Xiaoyuan Zhao (2013). Intermediate Chinese Reader. New York: Routledge.

Ordering information: http://www.routledge.com/books/

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Helen H. Shen, Ping Wang, & Chen-hui Tsai (2009). Learning 100 Chinese Radicals 汉语部首教程 (Textbook, Wordbook, website). Beijing University Press.

Ordering informaiton: Order from China: bdsd@pku.edu.cn; Order from the U.S.: .www.chinasprout.com

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Helen H. Shen, Chen-Hui Tsai, & Yunong Zhou (2006). Introduction to Stardard Chinese Pinyin System (Textbook, Wordbook, CD, website). Beijing Language and Culture University Press.

Ordering information: fanlili@blcu.edu.cn; Order from the U.S. www.amazon.com

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Book Chapters

Helen H. Shen (2018). Chinese as a second language reading: Lexical access and text comprehension. In Chanren Ke (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition, pp. 134-150. New York: Routledge.

Ordering information: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Chinese-Second-Language-Acquisition/Ke/p/book/9781138946606

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Helen H. Shen (2014). Chinese L2 Literacy Debates and Beginner Reading in the United States. In Martha Bigelow & Johanna Ennser-Kananen (Eds.), The Routlege Handbook of Educational Linguistics, pp. 276-287. New York: Routledge.

Ordering information: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415531306/

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Helen H. Shen (2010). Analysis of Radical Knowledge Development Among Beginning CFL Learners. In M.E.Everson& H.H.Shen (eds.), Research Among Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language, pp.45-65. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Ordering information: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/publications/view/MG05/

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Helen H. Shen (2007). Learning Vocabulary through Independent Reading: Evidence from Advanced Chinese
Learners. In Jiang, X.  J. Wan, Y. & Guder,  A. (eds.), The Cognition, Learning and Teaching of Chinese Characters[
对高年级学生独立阅读中词汇习得的调查研究]pp.228-250. Beijing Language and Culture University Press.

Ordering information: http://www.chinabookshop.net/cognition-learning-teaching-chinese-characters-p-4981.html

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Helen H. Shen (2004). Brush reveals heart: Analysis of the artistic features of Su Shi's calligraphy, In Chin, T, and Li, W (eds.) East Asian Calligraphy Education. pp. 341-356. Bethesda, MD: University Press of Maryland.

Ordering information: http://www.worldcat.org/title/east-asian-calligraphy-education/oclc/54865220

 

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Edited Volume

Michael. E. Everson & Helen H. Shen Eds(2010). Research Among Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language. Published by the National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii.

Ordering information: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/publications/view/MG05/

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Book Review

Li Yu & Helen H. Shen (2015) Book Review for 500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions: An Annotated Frequncy Dictionary by Jiao, Liwei, & Benjamin Stone. New York: Routledge. The Modern Language Journal, 99,  618-619. DOI: 10.1111/modl.12258

Helen H. Shen (2011). Book Review for The Way of Chinese Characters by Jianhsin Wu, Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company and A New Multimedia Course for Learnimg Chinese Characters by Der-Lin Chao, Chinese Literacy Development Project. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 46, 117-122.

Helen H. Shen (2007). Book Review for Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar by Claudia Ross and Jing-heng S. Ma. New York: Routledge. The Modern Language Journal, 91,710-711.

Helen H. Shen (2006). Textbook Review for Connections I & II: A Cognitive Approach to Intermediate Chinese by Jennifer Li-Chia Liu. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. The Modern Language Journal, 90,435-436.

Helen H. Shen (2005). Textbook Review for Developing Writing Skills in Chinese by Boping Yuan and Kan Qian. London: Routledge. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 40, 111-116.

Helen H. Shen (2003). Textbook Review for Chinese Language and Culture: An Intermediate Reader by Weijia Huang and Qun Ao. Hongkong: The Chinese University Press. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, 38, 119-122.

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