Dr. Li's research interests include Chinese linguistics, Chinese language pedagogy, East Asian calligraphy, and linguistic-landscape research. Her recent work has focused on the cultural and social semiotics of the Chinese writing system. She is currently completing an interdisciplinary study of the Chinese script and working on integrating linguistic-landscape research in the teaching of Chinese as a Second Language. She coordinates the Chinese Program at LMU. She also serves as the review editor for Chinese as a Second Language (http://clta-us.org/publications/).