Marc Zhichang Xu of Monash UniversityThe Faculty of Education will host invited speaker Marc Zhichang Xu of Monash University next week.

Visiting linguist to deliver series of talks

Faculty and graduate students are invited to attend presentations by Marc Zhichang Xu, co-director of Master of Applied Linguistics at Australia’s Monash University, next week.

Dr. Xu has teaching and research experiences in Beijing, Perth, Hong Kong, and Melbourne. His research involves applied linguistics, world Englishes, English as a lingua franca, cultural linguistics, language education, and translation studies, with major publications including Chinese English: Features and Implications, Chinese Rhetoric and Writing, Exploring the use of English in Chinese social media, and Chinese English: Names, Norms and Narratives.

He will engage in three academic activities open to the University community. Each will run 1.5 hours in the Education Building.

  • Workshop: Collaborative Writing for Publications, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, room 1120
  • Lecture: World Englishes: Models and Translanguaging Practice, 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, room 1123
  • Speech: Paradigm shift and transmedia(ted) communication: a tale of EMI in three cities, 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 19, room 1121

Xu’s visit to the Faculty of Education is co-hosted by graduate program associate dean Michael MacDonald, research committee chair Naved Bakali, and Shijing Xu, Canada Research Chair in International and Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Education.

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