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Dr Jiayi Wang

Job: Associate Professor

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 366 4565

E: jiayi.wang@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Jiayi Wang is an Associate Professor at De Montfort University. Her research interests include pragmatics, intercultural communication, and corpus-based discourse analysis. Her recent publications include the co-edited journal special issue “Second Language Pragmatics” (with N. Halenko, 2019) for EAP and the article “Culture, context, and concerns about face: Synergistic insights from Pragmatics and Social Psychology” (with H. Spencer-Oatey, 2020). She is also a co-editor of a forthcoming volume on English language learning with Cambridge University Press. She has supervised over 50 PhD, MA, and BA dissertations. Jiayi holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick, where her research focused on professional (official/business) intercultural communication. Prior to her PhD, she was an International Project Manager at the Ministry of Justice, and she also worked as a high-level intercultural coordinator and conference interpreter/translator for a wide range of organisations such as the Supreme Court, BAE Systems, Deutsche Bank, AstraZeneca, and Fortune magazine.

Research group affiliations

Institute of English 

Publications and outputs

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_Z7zmB4AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

• Wang, Jiayi and Halenko, Nicola (2022). “Mind your language”: L2 English emails during study abroad. In Halenko, Nicola and Wang, Jiayi (eds.) Pragmatics in English Language Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

• Halenko, Nicola and Wang, Jiayi (eds.) (2022). Pragmatics in English Language Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

• Chen, Xi and Wang, Jiayi (2021) First order and second order indirectness in Korean and Chinese. Journal of Pragmatics, 178, 315-328.

• Spencer-Oatey, Helen and Wang, Jiayi (2020) Establishing professional intercultural relations. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 49(6), 499-519.

• Wang, Jiayi (2020) How and why people are impolite in danmu? Internet Pragmatics, 2 (1).

• Spencer-Oatey, Helen and Wang, Jiayi (2019) Culture, context, and concerns about face: Synergistic insights from pragmatics and social psychology. The Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 38 (4): 423-440.

• Wang, Jiayi, and Taylor, Charlotte (2019) The conventionalisation of mock politeness in Chinese and British online forums." Journal of Pragmatics, 142: 270-280.

• Wang, Jiayi and Halenko, Nicola (eds.) (2019a) Second language pragmatics. Special Issue of East Asian Pragmatics, 4 (1).

• Wang, Jiayi and Halenko, Nicola (2019b) Longitudinal benefits of pre-departure pragmatics instruction for study abroad: Chinese as a second/foreign language. East Asian Pragmatics, 4 (1): 87-111.

• Wang, Jiayi (2019) Chinese business communication. In: Shei, Chris (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis. London: Routledge, 325-338.

• Wang, Jiayi (2019) Daniel Kádár, Politeness, impoliteness and ritual: Maintaining the moral order in interpersonal interaction [Book Review]. Internet Pragmatics, 2 (2): 319-324.

• Wang, Jiayi (2018) British university students studying abroad in China: Issues of interculturality. In: Dervin, Fred, Du, Xiangyun and Härkönen, Anu (eds.) International Students in China. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 77-94.

• Wang, Jiayi (2018) Understanding undergraduates of Chinese heritage in the UK: Motivations and challenges. In: Li, Guofang and Ma, Wen (eds.) Educating Chinese-heritage students in the global-local nexus. New York: Routledge, 161-176.

• Wang, Jiayi (2017) Bringing interculturality into the Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language classroom. In: Jin, Tinghe and Fred Dervin (eds.) Interculturality in Chinese language education. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 23-40.

• Wang, Jiayi and Guo, Zhiyan (2017) Developing intercultural competence through study abroad programme in China: An analysis of student experience at two British universities. In: Jin, Tinghe and Fred Dervin (eds.) Interculturality in Chinese language education. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 41-62.

• Wang, Jiayi (2017) Mediating or exacerbating cultural differences: The role of interpreters in official intercultural interaction. In: Dervin, Fred and Fred Dervin and Regis Machart (eds.) Intercultural communication with China. Singapore: Springer, 133-144.

• Spencer-Oatey, Helen and Wang, Jiayi (2016) Intercultural pragmatics. In: Sybesma, Rint, Behr, Wolfgang, Gu, Yueguo, Handel, Zev, Huang, C.-T. James, and Huang, James Myers (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Chinese language and linguistics. Leiden: Brill.

• Wang, Jiayi (2016) Face in official intercultural interaction. In: Bogdanowska-Jakubowska, Ewa (ed.) New ways to face and (im)politeness. Katowice: University of Silesia in Katowice Press, 97-112.

• Wang, Jiayi and Spencer-Oatey, Helen (2015) Competence in building intercultural relations: Case study insights into the development process. In: Learning, Working and Communicating in a Global Context (BAAL proceedings), 205-215.

• Wang, Jiayi and Spencer-Oatey, Helen (2015) The gains and losses of face in ongoing intercultural interaction: A case study of Chinese participant perspectives. Journal of Pragmatics, 89: 50-65.

• Wang, Jiayi, and Spencer-Oatey, Helen (2015) The challenge of building professional relations across cultures: Chinese officials in America. In: Christopher, Elizabeth (ed.) International management and intercultural communication: A collection of case studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 90-107.

• Wang, Jiayi and Ding, Chuanqing (2010) Research report on the American criminal justice system, Crime and Reform Research, 4, 40-43.

• Wang, Jiayi (2009) New models of recidivism analysis in the USA. Crime and Reform Research, 5, 65-68.

Research interests/expertise

Pragmatics, Intercultural Communication, Applied Linguistics. 

Qualifications

PhD, MA (Distinction), BA (1st Class Hons). FHEA

Membership of external committees

Editorial board membership:

  1. Journal of East Asian Pragmatics
  2. Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics

ORCID number

0000-0003-2720-8218