- Global Englishes
- English as a lingua franca
- language ideologies and identities
- English education
External roles and responsibilities
I joined the staff in Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton in 2015, after I worked as a lecturer in Applied Linguistics in China for two years. I received the doctoral degree in 2012 with a research project, which explored Chinese speakers’ perceptions of their own way of using English in intercultural communication.
I worked as a programme coordinator on the organising committee of the Eighth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF8) held in Beijing, 25-27 August 2015.
I have recently published a monograph on Language ideologies in the Chinese context with De Gruyter Mouton.