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Postgraduate Research Students


LIU Guangxiang Leon

Ph.D.

Tel 3943 5714
Office Fung King Hey 310

Supervisor:
Professor Carmen LEE

Co-Supervisor:
Professor Wilkinson Daniel Wong GONZALES

Research Interests
Informal digital learning of English, Digital literacies, social class, linguistic landscape, language learning motivation and investment
 
Selected Publications
Selected Journal Articles
2023
Liu, G. (2023). Critical digital literacies revisited: Insights from a Chinese Female student investing in the digital wilds. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2023.2241859. (SSCI-indexed)
2023
Liu, G., & Ma, C. (2023). Measuring EFL learners’ acceptance of ChatGPT in informal digital learning of English based on the technology acceptance model. Innovations in language learning and teaching. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/17501229.2023.2240316 (SSCI-indexed)
2023
Liu, G. (2023). To transform or not to transform: Understanding the digital literacies of rural Chinese EFL learners.Journal of Language, Identity, and Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15348458.2023.2236217 (SSCI-indexed)
2023
Liu, G., & Ma, C. (2023). English in a rural linguistic landscape of globalizing China: language commodification and indigenous resistance. English Today. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266078423000135 (SSCI-indexed)
2023
Liu, G., & Darvin, R. (2023). From rural China to the digital wilds: Negotiating digital repertoires to claim the right to speak online. TESOL Quarterly. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesq.3233 (SSCI-indexed)
2023
Liu, G., Ma, C., Bao, J., & Liu, Z. (2023, in press). Toward a model of informal digital learning of English and intercultural competence: A large-scale structural equation modeling approach. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1080/09588221.2023.2191652
2023
Liu, G., Zhang, Y., & Zhang, R. (2023, in press). Bridging imagination and informal digital learning of English: A mixed-method investigation.Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2023.2173214 (SSCI-indexed)
2022
Zhang, Y., & Liu, G. (2022, in press). Revisiting Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE): a structural equation modeling approach in a university EFL context. Computer-Assisted Language Learning. 1-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09588221.2022.2134424 (SSCI-indexed)
2022
Liu, G. (2022). 投资视阈下中国香港二语教师身份建构个案研究[Identity, investment, and L2 teacher: A case study in Hong Kong]. 外语界 [Foreign Language World], 5,88-96. (CSSCI-indexed)
2022
Liu, G., Li, W., & Zhang, Y. (2022). Tracing Chinese international students’ psychological and academic adjustments in uncertain times: An exploratory case study in the UK. Frontier in Psychology 13,1-15 https://doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.942227 (SSCI-indexed)
2021
Liu, G. (2021). Chinese overseas students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of their undergraduate intercultural education: A phenomenological study. Overseas English, 20, 288-289.
2020
Liu, G. (2020). A Lesson Plan of Task-Based Language Teaching in the Context of English Language Teaching in China. Journal of Research in Vocational Education, 2(9), 72-79.
Invited Book Chapter and Book Reviews
2023
Hou, M., Darvin, R., & Liu, G. (2023, in progress). The performance of identity on social media in Chinese contexts. In K. Giaxoglou., C. Tagg (Eds.). Routledge Handbook of Language and Social Media. London, the United Kingdom, Routledge Handbooks.
2023
Liu, G. (2023, in press). Review of the book Innovations and Challenges in Identity Research. Applied Linguistics, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/amad009 (SSCI-indexed)
2023
Liu, G. (2023). Review of the book Linguistic landscaping and the Pacific region: Colonization, indigenous identities, and critical discourse theory. Linguistic landscape. 9(1), 107-109. https://doi.org/10.1075/ll.00030.liu (Scopus-indexed)
2022
Liu, G. (2022). Review of the book Understanding Digital Literacies: A Practical Introduction (2nd edition). Journal of second language writing. 58, 100932. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jslw.2022.100932 (SSCI-indexed)
2022
Liu, G. (2022). Review of the book Linguistic Landscapes Beyond the Language Classroom. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 32(2), 463-465. https://doi.org/10.1111/jola.12362 (SSCI-indexed)
2021
Liu, G., & Li, W. (2021). Review of the book Multimodalities and Chinese learners’ L2 practices: Positioning, agency, and community. Journal of Pragmatics, 185, 116-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2021.09.007 (SSCI-indexed)
2021
Li, W., Liu, G. (2021). Review of the book Languages, identities, power, and cross-cultural pedagogies in transnational literacy education, System, 101, 102572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2021.102572 (SSCI-indexed)
 
Selected Conference Presentations
2023
Liu, G. (2023, July 19). Ethnographic Case Studies in Applied Linguistics: Teacher Identity, New Literacies, and Linguistic Landscapes as Examples. Invited workshop presentation at Beijing Language and Culture University Workshop on Ethnographic Research Methods. Beijing, China.
2023
Liu, G. (2023, July 15). Digital wilds as empowering spaces: Identity, Investment and EFL learners from rural China. Paper presented at the 8th Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL) Conference. Hong Kong SAR, China.
2023
Liu, G., Zhang, Y., & Ma, C. (2023, May 29-31). Can imagination contribute to informal digital learning of English? A mixed- method study. Paper presented at the 2nd APSCE International Conference on Future Language Learning (ICFULL 2023). Peking, China.
2023
Zhang, Y., & Liu, G. (2023, May 29-31). Predicting informal digital learning of English: Multiple regression analyses of learner backgrounds, proficiency level, and the use of digital devices. Paper presented at the 2nd APSCE International Conference on Future Language Learning (ICFULL 2023). Peking, China.
2023
Liu, G. (2023, March 18-21). From rural China to the digital wilds: Negotiating digital repertoires to claim the right to speak. Paper presented at The 2023 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Portland, Oregon.
2022
Liu, G. (2022, December 6-8). To Transform or Not to Transform: Understanding the Digital Literacies of Rural Chinese EFL Learners. Paper presented at International Congress on English Language Education and Applied Linguistics (ICELEAL2022). Hong Kong SAR, China.
2022
Liu, G. (2022, August 5-7). Digital wilds as empowering spaces: identity, investment, and Chinese rural EFL learners. Paper presented at The 20th AsiaTEFL International Conference 2022,Asia TEFL. Malang, Indonesia.
2022
Liu, G. (2022, July 23-25). Habitus, Capital, and Negotiation of Power in the Digital Wilds: A Case Study of Chinese College EFL Learners from Rural Backgrounds. Paper presented at The 7th Shanghai Forum for Emerging Researchers in Applied Linguistics & The 1st Summit on Educational Linguistics. Shanghai, China.
2022
Liu, G. (2022, June 28-30). Inequality reproduction or habitus transformation? A Bourdieusian take on digital literacies of Chinese rural lower-class learners. Paper presented at 24th Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics, The University of Warwick. Warwick, the United Kingdom.
2022
Liu, G. (2022, May 21). 投资视阈下中国香港二语教师身份建构的个案研究. Paper presented at 北京大学第十四届外国语言文学研究生论坛[Peking University 14th Postgraduate Forum on Foreign Languages and Literature], Peking University. Beijing, China.
2022
Liu, G. (2022, May 7). Identity, investment, and L2 teacher: A case study in Hong Kong. Paper presented at 第 671 期清华大学人文学院博士生论坛 [The 671st Tsinghua University School of Humanities Doctoral Student Forum], Tsinghua University. Beijing, China.
2022
Liu, G. (2022, January 6-9). “Touch the new land”: Chinese international students’ psychological and academic adjustments during the COVID-19. Paper presented at the 7th IAFOR International Conference on Education, IAFOR. Hawaii, The United States.
2021
Liu, G. (2021, July 22-25). Low SES students’ investment in English language learning empowered by engaging with the digital wilds. Paper presented at the 2021 Global English Education China Assembly. Hangzhou, China.