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Lixian Jin

Title: Prof. Name: Lixian Jin
Current Job title: Chair of Linguistics & Intercultural Learning
Faculty/Institute: Health and Life Sciences

Department:
speech & language therapy Research Centre/Research Group affiliations: Centre for Intercultural Research in Communication and Learning (CIRCL)

Research Interests/Expertise:
Cultures of learning, metaphor analysis, narrative analysis, intercultural communication, bilingual learners, language profiling and assessments

Externally Funded Research Grants Information (since January 2008) Project title, Funding agency, type of project, Start date, End date, role in project (PI, CI etc), collaborators

2011-2012 Investigating intercultural communication strategies and practices in international companies in China & UK for improving undergraduate and postgraduate curricular in business courses in Chinese and British universities the British Council- PMI2 China-UK Collaborative Partnerships in Employability and Entrepreneurship.

2010 - 2011 Perceptions and Methods of Learning English as an Additional Language by Singapore Primary School Children with Dyslexia. British Council- English Language Teaching Research Awards, as a principal grant holder with the partner institution of Dyslexia Association of Singapore

2010 August - English Language teacher training for university lecturers, grant from Macmillan Publishers, FLTRP and China Applied Linguistics Centre

2010 May - As a PMI project outcome, International Conference on Current Developments in Speech, Language and Hearing Science Research in the Asia Pacific Region was successfully held in the Legend Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; external funding obtained from relevant industry including Siemens, Labehem, Voon Radio, etc.

2009 Oct - Developing Creative Interaction in College English in China, conference grant from Shandong University of Science and Technology, China

2009 July - Developing Innovative and Creative Skills in English Teaching, grant from Macmillan Publishers, FLTRP and China Applied Linguistics centre

2008-2010 Researching Syntactic Development for Malay and Chinese Children in Malaysia & Constructing Syntactic Assessment Tools for Speech & Language Therapy, the British Council- PMI2 Research Cooperation award, as a principle grant holder with the partner of National University of Malaysia

2008 July - Applying Discourse Analysis in Chinese University ELT, grant from Macmillan Publishers, FLTRP and China Applied Linguistics Centre

2008 April - Developing Discourse Analysis for Chinese Learners of English, travel grant from Zhongnan University of Finance and Law

2007-2008 - Researching Chinese Learners: from Kindergarten to University, grant from Macmillan Publishers

2007-2008 - Metaphor research of teaching and learning in China, conference travel & research material grant from Zhongnan University of Finance and Law

‘Outputs’ published/ produced since January 2008

Books
  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (Eds.) (2011) Researching Chinese Learners: skills, perceptions, intercultural adaptations, Houndmills: Palgrave, Macmillan
  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2011) Teachers’ Book Three, New Vision College English- listening and speaking. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Cortazzi,, M. & Jin, L. (2011) Teachers’ Book Two, New Vision College English – listening and speaking. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Cortazzi,, M. & Jin, L. (2011) Teachers’ Book One, New Vision College English – listening and speaking. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Cortazzi,, M. & Jin, L. (2011) Teachers’ Book Two, New Vision College English – an integrated course. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Cortazzi,, M. & Jin, L. (2011) Teachers’ Book One, New Vision College English – an integrated course. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2009) Real Communication, an integrated course, Teachers’ Book One, for The New Standard College English. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Jin, L.; Cortazzi, M. Leetch, P. (2009) Real Communication, Listening & Speaking, Teachers’ Book One, for the New Standard College English. Beijing Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Jin, L.; Cortazzi, M. and Leetch, P. (2009) Real Communication, an integrated course, Teachers’ Book Two, for The New Standard College English. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Jin, L.; Cortazzi, M. and Leetch, P. (2009) Real Communication, Listening & Speaking, Teachers’ Book Two, for The New Standard College English. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Cortazzi, M.; Jin, L. and Leetch, P. (2010) Real Communication, an integrated course, Teachers’ Book Three, for The New Standard College English. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Cortazzi, M.; Jin, L. and Leetch, P. (2010) Real Communication, an integrated course, Teachers’ Book Four, for The New Standard College English. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. and Leetch, P. (2010) Real Communication, Listening & Speaking, Teachers’ Book Three, for the New Standard College English. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP
  • Cortazzi, M.; Jin, L. and Leetch, P. (2010) Real Communication, Listening & Speaking, Teachers’ Book Four, for the New Standard College English. Beijing: Macmillan Publishers & FLTRP

Journals

  • White, C.D.L. & Jin, L. (2011) An Evaluation of Speech and Language Assessment Approaches with Bilingual Children, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. Vol. 46; No.6, 613-627 (SSCI)
  • Cortazzi, M.; Pilcher, N. & Jin, L. (2011) Language choices and ‘blind shadows’: investigating interviews with Chinese participants, Qualitative Research. Vol. 11; No. 5, 505-535 (SSCI)
  • Jin, L.; Smith, K.; Yahya, A.; Chan, A.;, Choong, M.; Lee, V.Ng, V.; Poh-Wong, P.; and Young, D. Perceptions and Strategies of Learning in English by Singapore Primary School Children with Dyslexia – a metaphor analysis, British Council Research papers 11-03. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/publications/perceptions-strategies-learning-english- singapore-primary-school-children-dyslexia
  • Jin, L. (2010) Evaluating Research methods for Syntactic development data collection and analysis of Chinese-speaking children in Malaysia, Studies of Language by Chinese-speaking children, Vol.1
  • Zhou, J., Chen, S. & Jin, L. (2010) Using Digital Resources for the ECE Curriculum in China: Current Needs and Future Development, International Journal of Knowledge Management & E-Learning. Vol. 1, No.4. 285-294.
  • Jin, L. (2010) for Journal of Chinese Language and Discourse, Sam-Po Law, Brendan S. Weekes and Anita M-Y. Wong (2009) Language Disorders in Speakers of Chinese, Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2009) Classroom cultures and values: students’ conceptions of teachers and learning in China (the paper is translated into French), Revue Internationale d’Education de Sèvres. No.50. pp.49-62
  • Mitchell, B S; Xu, Q; Jin, L; Patten, D; and Goldsborough, N (2009) A cross-cultural comparison of anatomy learning: learning styles and strategies, Anatomical Science Education. Vol.2. Issue 2. pp. 49-92

Book chapters

  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2011) The changing landscapes of a journey: educational metaphors in China, in J. Ryan (ed.) Changes and reforms in education in China, London: Routledge, pp. 113-131.
  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2011) Introduction: Contexts for Researching Chinese Learners, in L. Jin & M. Cortazzi (eds.) Researching Chinese learners: skills, perceptions and intercultural adaptations, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.1-1
  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2011) More than a Journey: ‘learning’ in the metaphors of Chinese students and teachers, in L. Jin & M. Cortazzi (eds.) Researching Chinese learners: skills, perceptions and intercultural adaptations , London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.67-92
  • Pilcher, N; Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2011) Different Waves Crashing into Different Coastlines? Chinese learners doing postgraduate dissertations in the UK, in Researching Chinese learners, skills, perceptions and intercultural adaptations, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.292-313
  • Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2011) Conclusions: What are we learning from research about Chinese learners? in L. Jin & M. Cortazzi (eds.) Researching Chinese learners: skills, perceptions and intercultural adaptations, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.314- 318
  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2011) Re-evaluating traditional approaches in Second Language Teaching and Learning, in E. Hinkel (ed.) Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, Vol. 2. London: Routledge, pp.558-575
  • Cortazzi, M.; Jin, L. & Wang, Z. (2009) Cultivators, cows and computers: Chinese learners’ metaphors of teachers, in T. Coversdale-Jones & P. Rastall (Eds) Internationalizing the University: the Chinese context, London: Palgrave-MacMillan, pp. 107-129
  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (2008) Images of teachers, learning and questioning in Chinese cultures of learning, in E. Berendt (ed.) Metaphors of Learning, cross-cultural perspectives, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp177-202
  • Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (2008) Culturas de aprendizaje: la construcción social de identitdades educacionales , Antologías de textos de didáctica del espa?ol, Madrid: Instituto Cervantes (Espa?a), Centreo Virtual Cervantes. (the publication is in Spanish.)

‘Outputs’ submitted for publication but not yet published Books

  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (in press, eds. 2012) Researching Chinese Learners: skills, perceptions, adaptations, a Chinese and English bilingual edition, FLTRP & Macmillan
  • Cortazzi, M & Jin, L. (eds.) (contracted 2012) Researching Cultures of Learning: international perspectives on language learning and education, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (eds.) (contracted 2012) Researching Intercultural Learning: investigations in language and education, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan

Journals

  • Zhu, H. & Jin, L. (guest editors for a special edition on studies of Chinese speech and language for clinical application, in preparation 2012) International Journal of Chinese Language and Discourse
  • Zhou, Jing. & Jin, L. (submitted 2012) Do Educational Backgrounds Make a Difference? A Comparative Study on Communicative Acts of Chinese Mothers in Interacting with Their Young Children, International Journal of Chinese Language and Discourse
  • Cortazzi, M.; Pilcher, N. & Jin, L. (in press 2012) Language choices and ‘blind shadows’: investigating interviews with Chinese participants, Qualitative Research

Book chapters

  • Jin, L. with Rogayah A Razak and Bee Lim Oh (in press 2012) C-LARSP: Developing a Chinese Grammatical Profile for Clinical Assessment in Malaysia. In Martin J. Ball, David Crystal and Paul Fletcher (eds.) Assessing Grammar: The Languages of LARSP. Bristol: Multi-lingual Matters
  • Cortazzi, M. & Jin, L. (in press, 2012) Approaching Narrative Analysis with 19 questions. In S. Delamont (ed.) Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Jin, L. & Cortazzi, M. (in press 2012) The changing landscapes of a journey: educational metaphors in China, in J. Ryan (ed.) Changes and reforms in education in China, London: Routledge and Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press. (translated into Chinese)
  • Jin, L; Razak, R; Song, J; Wright, J. (contracted 2012) Issues in Developing Grammatical Assessment Tools in Chinese and Malay for Speech and Language Therapy, in Heather Winskel & Prakash (eds), Psycholinguistics in South/Southeast Asia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Conferences Title, dates, location, title of contribution, authors, type of contribution, attendance funded by, associated research grants. All key-note & invited speeches

2011 Dec

Developing Key Competencies through ELT materials - Invited key-note speaker for the 4th English Language Teaching Research Symposium, Beijing, by the British Council and People’s Education Press. http://www.britishcouncil.org/china-education-english-symposium-8.htm|

2011 Sept

Invited convener for Clinical Linguistics Colloquium of the BAAL annual conference, Bristol Developing a Chinese LARSP in Malaysia, invited presentation for the Clinical Linguistics Colloquium – Research and Teaching Practices of Clinical Linguistics in the East and West, BAAL, Bristol

2011 August

Chinese values and beliefs in early and later learning – a metaphor analysis; invited presentation for the 14 thconference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction – Education for a global networked society, Exeter

2011 August

1. Facilitating ELT classes in Chinese universities with New Standard College English, (over 400 university teachers)http://www.heep.cn/news_detial.php?where=633| 2. Applying Discourse Analysis to university English class (over 300 university teachers), teacher training workshop series for university English teachers in China, Beijing, http://www.heep.cn/news_detial.php?where=635| 3. ELT approaches and techniques for New Vision College English (over 200 universities teachers, teacher training workshop series for university English teachers in China, Beijing, organised by China Applied Linguistics Centre and FLTRP

2011 April

The need of the College English development for Chinese ELT professionals, the National Symposium on College English Development in China held in

1. Wuxi with over 500 participants from over 400 Chinese universities http://www.heep.cn/news_detial.php?where=580|

2. Changchun with over 300 participants from over 200 Chinese universities http://www.heep.cn/news_detial.php?where=588|

Intercultural Business Communication: cases and challenges, given to over 100 staff and students at:

1. Shandong University, Jinan, China; http://www.flc.sdu.edu.cn/html/xsyj/xueshudongtai/20110419/1973.html|

2. Shandong Economics University, Jinan, China

http://download.sdie.edu.cn/newenglish/Article/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=888|

Journeys of Learning: insights into intercultural adaptation, given to over 100 staff and students at:

1. Dezhou University, Dezhou, China http://xwzx.dzu.edu.cn/news/mcwnsy.php?fid=3&id=6061|

2. Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Chinahttp://wgyxy.yzu.edu.cn/art/2011/5/3/art_4960_117920.html|

2011 March - College English in China for future workforce, the national launch conference for the New Vision College English held in Xi’an with over 300 participants from over 200 Chinese universities.

2011 March - Voices of Dyslexic Children: interpretations through metaphors, the International Seminar for Parents and Educators,in Singapore http://www.das.org.sg/component/content/article/62-events/310-|voiceofdyschild.html|

Awareness of Child Language Development, workshop to parents and teachers with young dyslexia learners, organised by Dyslexia Association of Singapore

2010 Dec - Journeys of Learning in Intercultural Adaptation, International Conference on Intercultural Communication, Shanghai, China

2010 Sept - Creativity and criticality: developing Chinese approaches to learning, a key-note speech for the sixth International conference on Transnational Dialogues in HE: Responding to the needs of the East Asian Learners in Higher Education, held in Portsmouth

2010 July & August - 1. Applying Discourse Analysis to university English class (over 300 university teachers), teacher training workshop series for university English teachers in China, Beijing, organised by China Applied Linguistics Centre and FLTRP
2. ELT approaches and techniques for College English teaching (over 300 universities teachers, teacher training workshop series for university English teachers in China, Beijing, organised by China Applied Linguistics Centre and FLTRP

2010 May -Developing Chinese and Malay grammatical assessment tools for speech and language therapy, invited speech for the international conference on Current Development in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences in the Asia-Pacific Region, held in Kuala Lumpur

2010 March & Apri l- ELT preparation for globalisation, invited speeches for university English teachers in the south region of China, held in Guangzhou; in the north region of China, held in Xian and Shenyang; in the east region, held in Nanjing and Changshu; in the west region, held in Chengdu; and in Beijing;

2010 March & April- Investigating perceptions and practice of ELT young learners with dyslexia by metaphor analysis, 4 workshops for the Dyslexia Association of Singapore;

2009 Oct - Developing Creative Interaction in College English in China, invited plenary speech for the Fifth International conference on Responding to the needs of the East Asian Learners in Higher Education, Qingdao, China

2009 Sept - Invited panel chair/speaker for the ESRC national seminar at Nottingham on Re-thinking the Needs of International Students: Critical Perspectives on the Internationalisation of UK Higher Education , the University of Nottingham

2009 Aug - Interactive Teaching for Large English Classes, Applying Discourse Analysis to English Language Teaching, annual conference for university English teachers in China, Beijing, organised by China Applied Linguistics Centre and FLTRP

2009 April - 1. An Approach of Metaphor Analysis For Researching Concepts of Teaching and Learning , Zhongnan University of Finance and Law, China 2. Researching Discourse for English Language Teaching and Learning, Zhongnan University of Finance and Law, China 3. Narrative Assessments for clinical use: pros and cons in current practises, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia 4. Developing a Gujarati STASS – a sociolinguistics perspective, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

2009 March - Reforming perceptions and practices of teaching and learning in China, China’s education reform: Radical shifts and their implications, held at Keble College, University of Oxford, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, University of Oxford and Monash University

2008 Oct - Panel speaker and Rapporteur for the Nottingham ESRC national seminar, Insights into the Experiences ofInternational Students in the UK: Key Findings, the University of Nottingham

2008 July - A model of discourse approaches for English language teaching in China: meeting the needs of Chineseuniversity learners, the FLTRP annual national seminar for university English teachers, Beijing, China Teaching Chinese university learners, an interactive approach, the FLTRP annual national seminar for university English teachers, Beijing, China

2008 July - Participation and partnerships: bridging expectations of learning and performance, invited plenary speech for the Fourth International conference on Promoting Partnership: responding to the needs of the East Asian Learners in Higher Education, at Portsmouth University, UK

2008 April - Living Interculturally: discoursal communication, invited key-note speech for the 65th anniversary celebration of Zhongnan University of Finance and Law, China Analysing Adverts in English and Chinese: discourse structures, culture & meaning, invited workshop to research students and staff at Zhongnan University of Finance and Law, China Developing Discourse in English Language Teaching: materials, tasks and activities, invited workshop to research students and staff at Zhongnan University of Finance and Law, China

Membership of Editorial Boards Journal, date from, Date to, Role

Executive editorial board member for International Journal of Language & Communication disorders, UK & USA (2006- ) Editorial board member for International Journal of Intercultural Communication Studies, USA (2009-) Review Editor for Asian Journal of English Language Teaching (AJELT), Hong Kong (2007-) Deputy Editor for Studies in Chinese-speaking children’s language, Shanghai (2010-) Board member for The East Asian Learner, Oxford (2006-) Guest reviewer for Reading Research Quarterly, USA (2011) Reviewer for the TESOL Award for Distinguished Research by the TESOL International Association, USA (2010, 2011) Guest editor (joint) for Chinese Language and Discourse, USA (2012)

Journal Refereeing information Name of Journal

Jin, L. (2011) for Asia Pacific Journal of Education Jin, L. (2011) for America Educational Research Journal Jin, L. (2010) for International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders Jin, L. (2010) for Language and Intercultural Communication Jin, L. (2010, 2011) for Language, Curriculum and Culture Jin, L. (2009) for Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development Jin, L. (2009) for Reading Research Quarterly Jin, L. (2009) for Educational Researcher Jin, L. (2008) for Journal of Child Language Jin, L. (2008) for Cambridge Language Teaching

Membership of External Committees Name of Committee, Period, Function, Description, current Y/N

Visiting Professor, Foreign Languages Department, Renmin (People’s) University of China, Beijing (1996 to date) Visiting Professor, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Huadong Jiaotong Unviersity, Nanchang (2001- to date) Visiting Professor, Centre of Child Language Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai (2004 – to date) Visiting Professor, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Zhongnan Economics & Law University, Wuhan (2006 – date) Visiting Professor, Dezhou University, Dezhou, Shandong (2011-) Honorary & Visiting Professor, Department of English, Hubei University, Wuhan (1996 to date) Hon. Vice President of the International Education, Training & Language Association, Macao, China (2002- date)

Membership of Professional Associations & Societies Association Name, period start, period end, type of membership

Member of International Association of Researching and Applying Metaphors (2006-)
Member of British Association of Applied Linguistics (1991-date)
Affiliated Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy (2001-)
Member of International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association (2002-)
Member of British Association of Clinical Linguistics (2008-)

Current Research Student Supervisions Names of research students currently supervised, Mode, supervisory role (1st supervisor/ 2nd supervisor) (Extract from EIP report ‘Supervisors and their Students’ could be used)

1st supervisor for all below unless it is marked otherwise:
Chinese Tertiary Students Willingness to Communicate in English (Ph.D. enrol 2012)
Research on College Culture Teaching and Intercultural Sensitivity (Ph.D. enrol 2012)
Interpreters’ Intercultural Awareness in Press Conference Setting: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Ph.D. enrol 2012)
Language learning strategy training in English listening and speaking in China (Ph.D. enrol 2012)
The Awareness of the Integration of Intercultural Communication in English Textbook for Libyan Secondary Schools (Ph.D.pending for visa)
Dynamic Motivation in Self-regulated Learning among EFL Learners in a Chinese Medical University (Ph.D. enrol 2012)
Developing autonomous vocabulary learning strategies among university learners of English in China (Ph.D. enrol 2012)
Development of Speech Recognition Tests for Adult Malay Speakers with Cochlear Implant (Ph.D. enrol 2011)
Investigating Lexical Richness and English Written Proficiency of Chinese Learners (Ph.D. enrol 2011)
Language use preference in Singapore of multilingual Chinese secondary school students with dyslexia (Ph.D., enrolled in 2008, part-time)
Factors Impacting on the Motivation of Omani Students to Learn English as an L2 (Ph.D. successful viva 2011, register in 2007 part-time)

External Examining of Research Students Name of student, Institution, Award, Description of project

PhD external examining: Birmingham (2009) on intercultural learning and adaptation; York (2010) on intercultural communication competence; London (2010) on bilingual aphasia; Open University (2010) on intercultural communication competence and e-learning.

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