Peng Li

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Academic interests

Peng Li is a postdoc fellow of psycholinguistics at the University of Oslo. His current research interests include multilingualism, second language acquisition with a focus on speech production, and multimodality.


2018-2021  Ph.D. in Translation and Language Sciences,
                   Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)

2017-2018  M.A. in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, 
                   Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)

2010-2013  M.A. in Japanese Language and Literature,
                   Tianjin Foreign Studies University (China)

2006-2010  B.A. in Japanese, Dezhou University (China)

Courses taught

University of Oslo

Hefei University, China

  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Basic Japanese: An Integrated Course
  • Japanese Reading
  • Japanese Listening
  • Japanese as a Second Foreign Language
  • Business Japanese Writing
  • A Brief Introduction to Japanese

Positions held

  • 2013-2017  Lecturer of Japanese, Hefei University (China)


Tags: Second language acquisition, Multilingualism, Speech production, gestures, Multimodality

Selected publications

  • Li, P., Baills, F., Baqué, L., & Prieto, P. (2022). Embodied prosodic training helps improve not only accentedness but also vowel accuracy. Second Language Research10.1177/02676583221124075
  • Li, P., & Xi, X. (2022). Spanish lexical stress produced by proficient Mandarin learners of Spanish. In Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Applied Phonetics (ISAPh 2022). 
  • Xi., X. & Li, P. (2022). Spanish stops and their allophones produced by proficient Mandarin learners of Spanish. In Proceeding of the 25th Conference of the Oriental COCOSDA
  • Li, P., & Ye, C. (2022). Voice onset time of Japanese stops produced by Shanghainese-Mandarin learners with various Japanese proficiency levels. In E. Babatsouli (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2022. ISBN: 979-8-218-08730-2
  • Ozakin, A., Xi, X., Li, P., & Prieto, P. (2022). Thanks or tanks: Training with tactile cues improves learners’ accuracy of English interdental consonants in an oral reading task. Language, Learning, and Development. 10.1080/15475441.2022.2107522
  • Li, P., Zhang, Y., Fu, X., & Baills, F., & Prieto, P. (2022). Melodic perceptive skills predict Catalan speakers’ imitation abilities of unfamiliar languages. In S. Frota, M. Cruz, & M. Vigário (eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Speech Prosody (pp. 876–880). 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2022-178
  • Li, P., Xi, X., Baills, F. & Prieto, P. (2021). Training non-native aspirated plosives with hand gestures: Learners' gesture performance matters. Language Cognition and Neuroscience, 36(10): 1313-1328. 10.1080/23273798.2021.1937663
  • Li, P. (2021, January 12). 从体验认知视域谈多模态教学——以语音教学为例 [Multimodal learning from the perspective of embodiment: The pronunciation]. 中国社会科学报(中文版)[China Social Science Today, Chinese version]. p.3. [link]
  • Li, P., Xi, X., Baills, F., & Prieto, P. (2020, accepted). Appropriately performing hand gestures cueing phonetic features facilitates simultaneous speech imitation in an L2. In Proceedings of the 7th GeSpIn Conference[Author copy]
  • Xi, X., Li, P., Baills, F., & Prieto, P. (2020, accepted). Training the pronunciation of L2 novel phonetic features: A comparison of observing versus producing hand gestures. In Proceedings of the 7th GeSpIn Conference[Author copy]
  • Li, P., Baills, F. & Prieto, P. (2020). Observing and producing durational hand gestures facilitates the pronunciation of novel vowel-length contrasts. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 42(5): 1015 - 1039. 10.1017/S0272263120000054 
  • Xi, X., Li, P., Baills, F. & Prieto, P. (2020). Hand gestures facilitate the acquisition of novel phonemic contrasts when appropriately mimic target phonetic features. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(11):3571-3585. 10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00084
  • Yuan, C., & Li, P. (2019). Interpreting Mandarin positive polar questions. In A. Botinis (ed.). Proceedings of 10th International Conference of Experimental Linguistics (pp. 213-216).10.36505/ExLing-2019/10/0053/000415
  • Li, P. (2018). 周作人和日语借词 [Zhou Zuoren and Japanese loan words]. In Y. Li (ed.). 近代汉日词汇交流研究 [Lexical Interchange between China and Japan in Modern Times]. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  • Li, P. (2017). 周作人散文中的日语借词对现代汉语的影响 [On the impact of Japanese loanwords in Zhou Zuoren’s essays on modern Chinese]. Journal of Hefei University, 36(1), 106-110. 10.3969/j.issn.1673-162x.2017.01.023
  • Li, P. (2014). 周作人散文中的日语借词初探 [A preliminary study on Japanese loanwords in Zhou Zuoren's essays]. Journal of Hefei University, 31(4), 58-62. 10.3969/j.issn.1672-920x.2014.04.012
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