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Dr Xi Chen

Lecturer, Subject Leader of Korean Studies
School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies
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Xi is a tenure lecturer in Korean Studies. She teaches a variety of modules including language, linguistics and cultural ones. Her research focuses on pragmatics and applied linguistics in East Asian languages, particularly in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. She has published research articles in leading journals, such as Journal of Pragmatics, Multilingua. She is currently leading two funded research projects.

Xi joined the University of Central Lancashire in 2014, prior to her completion of Ph.D in 2017. She received her Ph.D degree at SOAS, University of London. She had then been the year abroad co-ordinator and become the subject leader of Korean Studies since 2019.

Between 2014 and 2019, Xi has taught 9 out of 14 modules currently set in Korean Studies. Her extensive teaching experience is accompanied by her ability of designing different curriculum and developing learning materials. Her research, which has an orientation from second language acquisition, has also guided her practice. She is now supervising BA dissertations, potential Ph.D candidates as well as helping to mentor research staff. She welcome Ph.D research proposals related to pragmatics and applied linguistics.

  • Ph.D East Asian Linguistics, SOAS, University of London, 2017
  • East Asian pragmatics
  • Metapragmatics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Korean language
  • Chinese language
  • Comparison between different East Asian languages
  • How East Asian languages are used
  • Honorifics in language
  • International Pragmatics Association, Membership
  • East Asian Pragmatics (Journal), Reviewer