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Dr Caitríona Osborne

Dr Caitríona Osborne  - Selected Publications


  1. Zhang, Q., Lin, X. & Osborne, C. (2022). A think-aloud method of investigating translanguaging strategies in learning Chinese characters. Applied Linguistics Review. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/applirev-2022-0135
  2. Osborne, C., Zhang, Q., & Adamson, R. (2022). The next steps for teaching characters in CFL: Investigating the effects of four character-teaching methods on beginner learners. International Journal of Chinese Language Education, 11, 45-82. http://ijcle.eduhk.hk/en/catalog/No.11/05/
  3. Yang, X., & Osborne, C. (forthcoming). The implementation of a C-test and a pseudo-character test in the context of CFL. Journal of China Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Special Issue.
  4. Zhang, Q., Osborne, C., Shao, L., & Lin, M. (2020). A translanguaging perspective on medium of instruction in the CFL classroom. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. DOI: (opens in a new window)https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2020.1737089
  5. Osborne, C., Zhang, Q., & Xia, Y. (2019). The past and present of Chinese language teaching in Ireland. Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology, 2(1). (opens in a new window)https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cltmt/vol2/iss1/4/   
  6. Osborne, C. (2018). Examining character recognition and recall skills of CFL beginner learners under four different approaches. Teanga, 25, 52-73. (opens in a new window)https://journal.iraal.ie/index.php/teanga/article/view/49   
  7. Osborne, C., Zhang, Q., & Zhang, G. X. (2018). Which is more effective in introducing Chinese characters? An investigative study of four methods used to teach CFL beginners. The Language Learning Journal, 1-17. DOI: (opens in a new window)https://doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2017.1393838


  1. Osborne, C. (2018). How hard is it to learn Chinese? RTÉ Brainstorm. (opens in a new window)https://www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/1025/1006672-how-hard-is-it-to-learn-chinese/